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Used parts and where it grows:

As its closest cousin, Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) is the root of American ginseng which is used medicinally.

The plant grows wild in shady forests of northern and central United States as well as in parts of Canada. It is grown in the United States, China and France.

The American ginseng has been used in connection with the following conditions: gastric disorders, infection, tion.

Historical or traditional use (may or may not be backed by scientific studies) Many Native American tribes used American ginseng. The medicinal applications were extended from digestive disorders to problems sexuales. 1 The Chinese began to use American ginseng after it was imported from the year 1700. 2 The traditional applications in China are significantly different from those for Panax ginseng (Asian ginseng) The American ginseng is considered superior to the problems gastrointestinales. 3.

Active components: The American ginseng contains ginsenosides, which stimulate the inmune4 system and fight fatigue and tensión. 5 The type and terms of transformation of ginsenosides are somewhat different in Asian and American ginseng, however it is not understandable how it affects their medicines. A recent study on healthy volunteers found no advantage in running exercise after a week of taking ginseng americano. 6 These studies may have been too short to determine final results. Additional clinical trials are needed to determine medical applications of American ginseng. Referring to Asian ginseng for more information.

How much should I take? Standardized extracts of American ginseng, unlike those of Asian ginseng, are not generally available. The American ginseng can be taken in the amount of 1 - 2 grams per day in the form of capsule or tablet or dye 3 - 5 thousand per day.

There are side effects or interactions? Occasional cases of insomnia or agitation have been identified with the use of American ginseng, these conditions are more likely to occur when food and drinks with caffeine are also being consumed. The reduction of the proceeds of American ginseng or avoid it at a later day may lessen the chances for harmful effects.

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1. J. Duke Ginseng: A Concise Handbook. Algonac, MI: Reference Publications, 1989, 36.

2. BENSKY D, A Gamble, Kaptchuk T. Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1993, 358 - 59.

3. BENSKY D, A Gamble, Kaptchuk T. Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1993, 358 - 59.

4. S. Foster American Ginseng: Panax quinquefolius. Austin, TX: American Botanical Council, 1991.

5. Shibata S, Tanaka O, J Shoji, H. Saito Chemistry and pharmacology of Panax. Econ Med Plant Res 1: 218 - 84.

6. AC Morris, Jacobs I, McLellan TM, et al. No ergogenic effect on ginseng ingestion. Int J Sport Nutr 1996; 6: 263 - 71.

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