Korean ginseng

Panax ginseng

Improves performance under stress

The most highly valued of all Chinese herbs, Korean ginseng has a long-held reputation for helping the body and mind cope with stress. It has been the subject of numerous clinical trials, which have documented (among other effects) improvements in alertness, relaxation, mood and performance on various tests. Not all clinical trials have supported Korean ginseng's traditional reputation. 0 I)(IS \( 11 Take commercially prepared Korean ginseng tablets according to the manufacturer's instructions (up to a maximum of 1000 mg of dried root per day). Look for products standardized for their content of ginsenosides. Note that Korean ginseng is traditionally taken for 8 to 12 weeks at a time, followed by a break of several weeks; it is not appropriate for frail or anxious patients.

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