Panax Ginseng (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:Asian Ginseng, Chinese Ginseng, more...ginseng radix, Ginseng Root, Japanese Ginseng, Jintsam, Korean Ginseng, Ninjin, Radix Ginseng, Red Ginseng, Ren Shen
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Suggested Dosing

Cut or Powdered Root

0.6-3 g PO qDay-TID

Brewed Root Tea

3 g PO qDay-TID

Erectile Dysfunction

900 mg PO TID

Topically cream applied 1 hour prior to intercouse and washed off before intercourse has been used

Diabetes

200 mg PO qDay

Other Information

100-300 mg extract TID for 3-4 weeks

Extract standardized to 7% ginsenosides

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Suggested Uses

Adaptogen: adapt to internal/external stressors, fight fatigue, increase stamina

Anxiety, athletic/physical stamina enhancement, cognitive function, enhancement, depression, fertility (male), headaches, immunostimulant, menopausal hot-flashes, impotence

Efficacy

Possibly effective in cognitive function, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation

Possibly ineffective for athletic performance, menopausal symptoms and quality of life

Insufficient reliable evidence to rate breast cancer, bronchitis, cancer, common cold, congestive heart failure and influenza

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            Allergic skin reactions

            Amenorrhea

            Appetite decreased

            Cerebral arteritis

            Cholestatic hepatitis

            Diarrhea

            Edema

            Euphoria

            Headache

            Hyperpyrexia

            Hypertension

            Hypotension

            Insomnia

            Mania

            Mastalgia

            Neonatal death

            Palpitations

            Pruritis

            Rose spots

            Stevens-Johnson syndrome

            Tachycardia

            Vaginal bleeding

            Vertigo

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Bleeding disorders, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, endometriosis, estrogen-dependent malignancies, diabetes, hormone sensitive conditions, hypertension, hypersensitivity, neonates, organ transplant recipients, ovarian cancer, pregnancy, thromboembolic disorders, uterine fibroids

            Cautions

            Cardiovascular disease, concurrent CYP2D6 substrates, diabetes mellitus, insomnia, peds, schizophrenia

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: X

            Lactation: N/A

            Pregnancy Categories

            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.

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            Pharmacology

            Mechanism of Action

            Ginsenosides have many different effects, and varying concentrations

            Some ADRs caused by contaminants

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