Ginseng

Panax ginseng 

Ginseng is one of the most widely used and well researched herbal medicines in the world. It has been used for thousands of years throughout North America and Asia.

Ginseng helps improve mood and reduce stress, provides protective effects for neurotransmitters and boosts brain energy through anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects.

Dose

There is quite a range of extracts, quality, location-sources and other factors that come into play with ginseng doses. The Chinese for example recommend 2 grams daily while in Europe, the suggested range is 100 – 400 mg daily.

Many naturopaths recommend using it for 3 to 4 weeks and then taking a week break. Ginseng has steroid-like active compounds, so taking it for extended periods without a break is not recommended.

What’s most important is to stay within the dosage recommended on the product label by the ginseng supplement manufacturer.