Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier - The Best Alternative Medicine

Titles
The Best Alternative Medicine
excerpts
reviews
order now at Amazon.com

New Medicine: Complete Family Health Guide
bypass navigation
Sound Mind, Sound Body
bypass navigation
Stress Free for Good
Resources
Resources for Specific Conditions
Latest Research You Can Use
Podcasts


Info
About Dr. Pelletier
Contact Dr. Pelletier
Lectures
Corporate Health Improvement Program (C H I P)
P R Photos
TV Appearances and Interviews
Site Map

| print page
 

Chronic Fatigue: CAM Therapies for Specific Conditions

  • Ginseng, Panax Ginseng, or Crenshen ("man root" in Chinese) is an "adaptogen" which can both stimulate and sedate and can serve a normalizing influence on energy levels. Studies indicate that ginseng increases energy, counteracts fatigue, and has a mild aphrodisiac effect.

 

Caution: Potential negative effects of ginseng excessive use or overdose include postmenopausal bleeding (stop using it), anxiety, high blood pressure, nervousness, insomnia, skin lesions, diarrhea, euphoria, and breast tenderness. It should not be used with any acute inflammatory disease, such as arthritis, and should not be used if you have hypertension. Vitamin C and other acids reduce absorption. Vitamin E and flaxseed oil increase effectiveness. Typical preparation and dose is 5 percent ginsenosides or between 200 and 500 mg per day. Ginseng should be used in cycles of daily for two months, then abstain for two weeks.

 

 

 

Return to Excerpts List

From THE BEST ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: WHAT WORKS? WHAT DOES NOT? by Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier.
Copyright © 2000 by Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier, Inc.
Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, New York.


Return to Top

 

Unless otherwise indicated, Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier. All Rights Reserved.
Web Design by Almost Everything Communications