Viruses are one of the oldest organisms on Earth. They consist simply of a protein envelope and nucleic acids, which renders them unable to replicate outside of a host. Some viruses, such as influenza, can both rearrange compatible genes and mutate on a regular basis in order to remain invisible. Interestingly, the main benefit of herbs is their workingRead more
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Ginseng Aggregate Data Analyses Show Evidence of Modest yet Significant Benefit for Improving Fasting Blood Glucose
Diabetes is a global epidemic, and ginseng (Panax spp., Araliaceae) is a popular complementary and alternative medicine that has shown promise in type 2 diabetes. However, systematic reviews of ginseng’s effects on blood glucose parameters have not been conclusive. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of ginseng on glycemic control in people with andRead more
Stress has adverse health effects. For example, chronic stress can lead to depression or anxiety. Ginseng (Panax ssp., Araliaceae) root is an adaptogen that is used “to cope with day-to-day and/or workplace stress.” The constituent ginsenosides of ginseng have been shown to have a wide range of biological activities, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and neuroprotective properties. The purpose of this narrative reviewRead more