Working with American Ginseng
American ginseng is an excellent herb for people who have chronic fatigue, depression, and general weakness due to overwork and stress. It balances hormones and protects the adrenals. American ginseng is also useful for digestive weakness and irritable bowel syndrome. In Chinese medicine it is considered a “yin tonic.” It is less warming and stimulating than red ginsengs, which should not be taken by young people or when there are signs of heat, such as headaches and rashes.
American ginseng has a taste of SWEET, BITTER and a temperature of WARM.
Conditions treated with American Ginseng
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.