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American Ginseng: An Herbal Fatigue Fighter

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If your mildly elevated blood sugar levels are not being treated, consider talking with your health care provider about using American ginseng and retesting after a period of time to see how it has worked.

Even for those who aren’t treating cancer, ginseng can be used for fatigue and stress.

Make sure you take it in the morning though as it may keep you up at night and don’t give up on it after a week or two. Remember it can take a full eight weeks to notice a difference.


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4) Ginseng May Help Control Blood Glucose. Web. 10 June, 2012.

Reviewed June 11, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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Many people have been using American Ginseng to treat adrenal fatigue nowadays as there is no medical cure for it -- http://freefromcfs.com/treatmentforadrenalfatig... There are many other herbs as well that a person can try.

July 5, 2013 - 5:45am

Siberian Ginseng is great, as are these herbs: cordyceps, astragulus root and rhodiola -- http://www.womentowomen.com/adrenalhealth/naturaltreatments-adrenalfatigue.aspx I also drink kombucha tea with its high theanine levels and find this really helps!

July 10, 2012 - 10:37am
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