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How does ginseng work?

Because ginseng is currently being researched and tested on humans, it is not completely clear how it works. It has been found to have antioxidant properties, which may improve the health of people with heart conditions. These antioxidant agents also may work to lower “bad” or low-density lipoprotein, LDL, cholesterol. Ginseng contains ginsenosides and polysaccharides, which are chemicals that have been found to lower blood sugar levels in the body and boost the immune system. Ginseng has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Its safety and effectiveness is currently being researched and has not been proven.
 

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