American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L) reduces postprandial glycemia in nondiabetic subjects and subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

@article{Vuksan2000AmericanG,
  title={American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L) reduces postprandial glycemia in nondiabetic subjects and subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Vladimir Vuksan and John L Sievenpiper and V. S. Y. Koo and Tammy Francis and Uljana Beljan-Zdravkovic and Z Xu and Edward Vidgen},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={160 7},
  pages={1009-13}
}
BACKGROUND Despite a lack of medical evidence to support its therapeutic efficacy, the use of herbal medicine has increased considerably. Ginseng, one of the most widely used herbs, is hypothesized to play a role in carbohydrate metabolism and diabetes mellitus. We therefore undertook a preliminary short-term clinical study to assess whether American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L) affects postprandial glycemia in humans. DESIGN On 4 separate occasions, 10 nondiabetic subjects (mean [+/-SD… CONTINUE READING
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