Promising Mayo Clinic Study Shows Wisconsin Ginseng Helps reduce Fatigue in Cancer Patients
HEALTH BENEFITS OF WISCONSIN GINSENG - INCREASED ENERGY:
In a collaborative phase III clinical trial, researchers at the North Central Cancer Treatment Group, and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. a study to evaluate the impact of Wisconsin Ginseng on the fatigue levels of cancer patients. They divided 364 patients into two groups; one group received a placebo and the other received 2,000 milligrams of Wisconsin Ginseng each day for two months.
At the start of the study, both groups ranked their fatigue, on average, 40 out of 100. After eight weeks, the group who took Wisconsin Ginseng showed improvements in overall energy levels, reported higher vitality levels and less interference with activity due to fatigue. Participants reported a 20-point increase in energy levels, which is statistically significant. Please note, results may vary and these findings were realized through a controlled study.
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Warding Off the Common Cold
In 2005, researchers conducted a study on panax quinquefolius. The study involved 279 volunteers. For four months, some in the group were given placebo and some were given 400 mg of ginseng (panax quinquefolius). The end results showed that only 10 percent of the ginseng takers got two or more colds, compared to 23 percent in the placebo group. The ginseng takers also reported less severe cold symptoms.
Bauer, Jeff “Research supports the use of ginseng in fighting colds. (Clinical Highlights)(Brief Article).”
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Improved Quality of Life for Breast Cancer Survivors
According to research at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., “Ginseng use after cancer diagnosis, particularly current use, was positively associated with quality of life scores, with the strongest effect in the psychological and social well-being domains. Additionally, quality of life improved as cumulative ginseng use increased.”
American Journal of Epidemology (Association of ginseng use with survival and quality of life among breast cancer patients. Am J Epidemiol, 2006; 163(7): 645-653).
Research Shows Reduced Blood Sugar in Diabetes Paitents
In 2000, researchers administered a randomized, placebo-controlled study. This study, published in Diabetes Care, analyzed ginseng use and its correlation to blood sugar in diabetes patients. Reseearchers found that subjects receiving a 3 gram dose of ginseng had a blood sugar level that was 59.1 percent less than patients receiving the placebo.
Vuksan V, Stavro MP, Sievenpiper JL, Beljan-Zdravkovic U, Leiter LA, Josse RG, Xu Z. Similar postprandial glycemic reductions with escalation of dose and administration time of American Ginseng in Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care 23(9); 1221-1225, 2000.