Safety and tolerability of Panax ginseng root extract: a randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial in healthy Korean volunteers.

@article{Lee2012SafetyAT,
  title={Safety and tolerability of Panax ginseng root extract: a randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial in healthy Korean volunteers.},
  author={Nam-hun Lee and Sa-Ra Yoo and Hyeong-Geug Kim and Jung-Hyo Cho and Chang Gue Son},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 11},
  pages={
          1061-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Panax ginseng has been extensively used as an adaptogen and is among the top 10 selling herbal supplements in the United States over the past decade. However, there have been few reports about the toxicity of P. ginseng in human studies. Given the lack of toxicological studies in human, this study investigated whether P. ginseng administration causes any noticeable toxic effects in healthy volunteers. METHODS This study was designed as a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled… CONTINUE READING

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