I'm not sure ginseng is any better for you or me than a carrot, but just in case the Chinese are right, I grow it in my garden. I stick a root in a jug of gin and call it Old Duke's Gin and Ginseng - James Duke
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Perhaps more than any other herb, this one sure seems like it’s got something for everyone. Just take a look at the claims: more energy, improved memory, lower blood sugar and cholesterol – even better sex and protection against the common cold. I’m talking about ginseng. And with two varieties of this herb – American and Asian – you should get double the benefits, right?
Well, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. While both types of ginseng do show some promise for some of these concerns, there’s not nearly enough good evidence to back them up. And a laundry list of possible side effects and interactions make these supplements…
Right now, you might be thinking, “So what if ginseng hasn’t been completely scientifically proven? What’s the harm in just taking it to see if it works for me?” Well, that depends. In fact, for some people, the harm could be pretty big.
Ginseng tea has many health benefits for diabetes, heart, sexual health, brain, etc. It is also full of antioxidants. This posts features a detailed description of positive properties of ginseng tea, its side effects, ways how to make it, nutritional values and a little something about its history.
Ginseng has not been implicated in causing liver injury although it may have the potential of causing significant herb-drug interactions that can lead to liver injury.
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