0.25-0.5 g dried root PO BID x 15-20 d, then 2 weeks off
ADHD: combination product (AD-fx; 200mg American Ginseng/ 50 mg gingko) PO BID x4 week
0.4-0.8 g dried root PO qD continuously
3-9 g 2hr before meal (no added benefit of >3 g)
200 mg PO BID x 3-4mos (Cold-FX)
Adaptogen: adapt to internal/external stressors, fight fatigue, increased stamina
Anemia, athletic performance enhancement, diabetes, digestion problems, gastritis, immunostimulant, impotence, infection, stress
Possibly effective for diabetes and respiratory tract infections
Insufficient reliable information for other uses
Serious - Use Alternative
Significant - Monitor Closely
Frequency Not Defined
Allergic skin reactions
Breast CA, endometrial CA, endometriosis, hemorrhage, hormone sensitive conditions, ovarian CA, thrombosis, uterine fibroids
Avoid prior to surgery: may cause bleeding
Bleeding disorders, cardiac disorders, diabetes mellitus, hypotension, insomnia, schizophrenia
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: N/A
A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.
B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.
C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.
D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.
X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.
NA:Information not available.
Mechanism of Action
Ginsenosides have various metabolic effects