* *ADVISORY* *American ginseng interacts with the blood thinner warfarin. If you are on warfarin (also called coumadin), you should avoid American ginseng. American Ginseng is different than Korean and Chinese Ginseng, so they should not be substituted.
DOSAGE: For treatment of the common cold, take 200 mg American Ginseng twice daily. For treatment of cancer-related fatigue, take 1000 mg with food twice daily, in the morning and the afternoon.
CONCLUSION: We conclude that American Ginseng appears promising for the treatment of cancer-related fatigue, particularly given the lack of alternatives. It is also a safe and effective supplement for reducing the severity and duration of the common cold if taken before the cold starts. While it shows promise for preventing the common cold, future studies are needed to reproduce the results. If you elect to try it, remember to include it in your list of medications when you visit your doctor and other health care providers.
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