Red ginseng relieves the effects of alcohol consumption and hangover symptoms in healthy men: a randomized crossover study.

@article{Lee2014RedGR,
  title={Red ginseng relieves the effects of alcohol consumption and hangover symptoms in healthy men: a randomized crossover study.},
  author={Mi-Hyang Lee and Jung Hyun Kwak and Gayoung Jeon and Jong Won Lee and Jang-Ho Seo and Hoon-Sang Lee and Jong Ho Lee},
  journal={Food & function},
  year={2014},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={528-34}
}
Heavy drinking causes hangover symptoms, because the action of alcohol dehydrogenase forms acetaldehyde, which is metabolized by acetaldehyde dehydrogenase into acetate. Red ginseng shows positive effects on alcohol metabolism in animal studies. We investigated the effects of red ginseng on relieving alcohol and hangover symptoms in 25 healthy men in a randomized crossover study. At each visit (0, 1, and 2 weeks), the subjects drank 100 mL whiskey (40% alcohol) and either 100 mL water or 100 mL… CONTINUE READING
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