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Medicines 2015, 2(2), 106-126;

Safety Analysis of Panax Ginseng in Randomized Clinical Trials: A Systematic Review

The Korea Ginseng Research Institute, Korea Ginseng Corporation, Daejeon 305-805, Korea
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Academic Editor: James D. Adams
Received: 16 April 2015 / Revised: 28 May 2015 / Accepted: 29 May 2015 / Published: 8 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Safety of Herbal Materials)
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Background: Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer is one of the most frequently used herbs in the world. The roots of Panax ginseng have been used as a traditional tonic and medicine for thousands of years in Korea and China. Today, ginseng root is used as a dietary supplement and complementary medicine and for adjuvant therapeutics worldwide. The efficacy of ginseng has been studied in a wide range of basic research and clinical studies. However, it has been reported that the results from clinical studies are conflicting, and they depend on the parameters of the protocol design including the conditions of the participants and the types of ginseng used such as red ginseng, white ginseng, fermented ginseng and cultured ginseng. [...] View Full-Text

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Kim, Y.-S.; Woo, J.-Y.; Han, C.-K.; Chang, I.-M. Safety Analysis of Panax Ginseng in Randomized Clinical Trials: A Systematic Review. Medicines 2015, 2, 106-126.

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