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Ginseng, Panax ginseng

Family:

Araliaceae

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Medicinal Garden information:

May improve abstract thinking, mental arithmetic skills, and reaction times in healthy middle-aged people

Taking Panax ginseng orally might improve abstract thinking, mental arithmetic skills, and reaction times in healthy, middle-aged people; Panax might work against stress by affecting the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.

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Panax ginseng may exert anti-stress effects

Ginseng may exert antistress effects. The pharmacologically active constituents of ginseng are ginsenosides

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May help normalize blood sugar levels in people with diabetes

Panax ginseng may lower serum cholesterol and triglycerides, possibly by increasing lipoprotein lipase activity, which enhances lipid metabolism.

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Enhances immune system including prevention of colds or reduction of symptoms.

Ginseng has been shown to enhance cellular immune function by stimulating natural killer cell activity. Evidence supports ginseng with respect to immune system enhancement for prevention of colds or reduction in symptoms, and for mental performance.

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