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Hi Anxious-Soul

 

I previously tried Korean Ginseng with multi vitamins to combat Post Viral Fatigue and I am sure it was instrumental in my recovery back then.  Now that I am facing Cancer and the treatments I am terrified of getting that awful debilitating fatigue again and so I am already taking the KG multi vitamin supplement.  I am new here, so don't know if I can mention brand name? But I did try one that did not seem to help, so researched and checked reviews before choosing the one that I swear by and have continued to take any time I have felt run down or know my daily diet is not as good as it should have been.  I'd say check with your clinical team, but for fatigue it does work.  It is not an instant cure though, I was on about my 3rd pack before I noticed results.

 

Good luck 😉

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Thanks Monicanatura. I will be interested to read. I am continuing with the Siberian ginseng and feel I have more energy, coincidence? Placebo? It works? It's spring? Today is the first day for over a year that I haven't had a 2pm energy slump. Since taking the Siberian Ginseng I have had two nightmares, any connection? This is not normal for me. Happy Easter bunnies. Where are the bunny icons? 

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Hi Anxious soul. 

Ginsengs traditionally stimulate adrenaline, cortisol and DHEA, However Siberian ginseng, which is not a stimulant, but an Adaptogenic does not. 

There is new research re ginseng in the treatment of certain cancers.

I studied Herbal Medicine, and I have access to all the latest research re herbs, via the National institute of medical herbalists. 

Il post some links on here to the research after the Easter break. 

Happy Easter 🐣 🐣🐣🐣🐣

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Thanks for replying. I have tried some Korean ginseng tea granules in a banana smoothie and got a one hour zing which helped me pull me out of a total empty battery situation. Now trying the Siberian ginseng liquid as the Holland and Barratts manager said this helps to boost energy long term. In terms of research I think the jury is still out whether ginseng is beneficial as I have read some research papers on google scholar. Certain ginseng seems to promote certain hormones so this herb definitely needs to be checked with onc before taking. 🙂

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Hi anxious soul

Depending on what type of ginseng you are referring too. 

Siberian ginseng is an adaptagenic, it regulates cortisol and adrenaline. Fatigue can be caused by too much of these Steroid/hormones being released. 

Othet types of ginseng include, panax, American and Korean. These are all stimulants. 

Ok for short term use, but not long term. 

Hope that helps. 

Take care 

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Ginseng

Hi all,

 

anyone out out there tried Ginseng to help with fatigue? 🙂