Natural Health Sherpa Says Evidence for Ginseng’s Health Benefits Inconclusive

Leading natural health review website, NaturalHealthSherpa.com, says that ginseng may not stand up to its purported benefits. Several studies say evidence for ginseng’s health benefits inconclusive.

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The most commonly experienced side effects of ginseng include dizziness, insomnia, headaches, restlessness and nervousness, and gastrointestinal problems.

Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) November 10, 2012

Natural Health Sherpa recently published a review of the health benefits of ginseng and the results, according to the website, is disappointing.

In 1999, an evaluation of 16 studies was published. According to NaturalHealthSherpa.com, the evaluation “found that most had been so poorly executed that it was impossible to determine whether Asian ginseng could improve physical or psychomotor performance, boost immunity, or increase cognitive function.”

In 2006, a different evaluation of 36 studies concluded that there is insufficient evidence to prove that ginseng can help with hearth health.

Aside from the findings that ginseng may not be as beneficial to health as once believed by many, Natural Health Sherpa also found that ginseng can have side effects. “The most commonly experienced side effects of ginseng include dizziness, insomnia, headaches, restlessness and nervousness, and gastrointestinal problems. Women have also been known to develop breast sensitivity and changes to their menstrual cycle while taking ginseng, suggesting that the herb might have hormonal effects,” says the website.
Natural Health Sherpa encourages consumers to do their own research before taking any type of health supplement.

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