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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.
“PROTECTS AGAINST AGING, REDUCES STRESS”
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. It is also 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.”
“IF IT IS NOT CONSUMED PROPERLY THIS MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS”
Dr. Expressing that unconscious consumption of ginseng may cause more harm than good, Koran gave the following information: “There is no side effect of ginseng when used in appropriate doses under the control of a physician. However, if long-term overdose is used, it may cause hypertension, irritability, diarrhea, skin rashes and insomnia. The use of high doses may cause vaginal bleeding during pre-menopause and menopause.The most ideal method of use to avoid such undesirable side effects is to boil 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 In order to get the best benefit from the ginseng plant, the roots to be boiled should be cut small and the cut pieces should be crushed with a wooden spoon. “