Who should use ginseng?

People with type 2 diabetes are good candidates for using ginseng because it may lower blood sugar levels. Other people who could benefit from ginseng include adults with stress, anemia, who have trouble sleeping, are impotent, have fibromyalgia, certain cancers, HIV/AIDS, attention deficit disorder, stomach conditions, and fever. People who are interested in boosting their immune system and preventing respiratory tract infections can also use ginseng. 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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When should I take Siberian ginseng (eleutherococcus) to reduce stress?
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What is Siberian ginseng?
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How Does Ginseng Work?
How Does Ginseng Work?

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