Endurance and stamina. It is claimed to strengthen the body to resist disease and fight fatigue and stress, resulting in an improvement in physical and mental performance. Siberian ginseng, from a different species of ginseng, is claimed to boost the immune system, increasing resistance to colds and mild infections. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use.
Ginseng is a dietary supplement. It is unknown exactly how Ginseng works.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Ginseng . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Ginseng . However, no specific interactions with Ginseng are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Ginseng may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Ginseng as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Ginseng .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Agitation; diarrhea; headache; nervousness; trouble sleeping.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); vaginal bleeding.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include trouble sleeping or swelling of ankles, feet, face, or hands.Proper storage of Ginseng :
Store Ginseng at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in a cool, dry place. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Most herbal products are not in childproof containers. Keep Ginseng out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Ginseng . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.