Ginseng has a protective effect against coronavirus

gave | Tuesday, April 13, 2021 – 17:24 | Last Updated: 13 04 2021 – 17:24

Pointing out that the ginseng plant protects against infections, Dr. Serhat Koran said, “Ginseng, which is also known to be effective in the immune system, has a protective effect against coronavirus by increasing lymphocyte count and function. It is also known to accelerate metabolism, reduce high sugar and cholesterol, and prevent fatty liver.” Koran warned that long-term and excessive use of this herb may result in hypertension, irritability, diarrhea, skin rashes and insomnia.

Phytotherapy and Acupuncture Specialist from Medipol Mega University Hospital. Serhat Koran made important statements by drawing attention to the ginseng plant in the fight against coronavirus. Dr. Koran stated that there are many varieties of the ginseng plant, “Ginseng, whose homeland is South Korea, is also grown in America, China, Russia, Siberia and India. The most effective known forms of the ginseng plant, which is a very different subspecies, are Asian (Korean) ginseng and American ginseng. Especially in the Asian ginseng type, there are ginsenosides and gintonin substances in the root parts and the miraculous power of ginseng comes from these substances, ”he said.


Stating that ginseng has many benefits, Dr. “Asian ginseng improves physical performance, energizes and protects against aging due to its very strong androgenic effect. It improves thyroid functions and steroid hormone release from the adrenal gland, especially in stressful situations. In addition, it is known to accelerate metabolism, reduce high sugar and cholesterol, and remove fatty liver. It has been shown in scientific studies that ginseng regulates the release of endorphins known as the happiness hormone, increases concentration power and strengthens memory by affecting the brain functions of the person. Especially, its use during menopause acts like a medicine in stress and other psychological problems, which we call postmenopausal situations. “Ginseng, which is also known to be effective in the immune system, increases the number and function of lymphocytes and shows a protective effect in all infections, especially coronavirus.”


Dr. Expressing that the unconscious consumption of ginseng can cause more harm than good, Koran gave the following information:

“Ginseng does not have any side effects when used in appropriate doses under physician control. However, if long-term overdose is used, it may cause hypertension, irritability, diarrhea, skin rash and insomnia. Again, high dose use may cause vaginal bleeding before and during menopause. The most ideal way of use to avoid side effects is to drain 3 g of cut and dried ginseng roots in half a liter of water for 30-40 minutes, then drain and consume 2-3 cups a day. It must be crushed with a wooden spoon. “

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