What is Korean Ginseng?

Category: Supplements

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Ginseng roots are taken orally as adaptogens, aphrodisiacs, nourishing stimulants. The root is most often available in dried form, either in whole or sliced form. Ginseng leaf, although not as highly prized, is sometimes also used; as with the root it is most often available in dried form.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 8 1
Fatigue 5 2
Parkinson's disease 3 0
Tiredness 2 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Generalized anxiety disorder 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Korean Ginseng

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Korean Ginseng

Dosage Patients
15 mg daily 1
100 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Korean Ginseng

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Korean Ginseng

Duration

Currently taking Korean Ginseng

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Korean Ginseng

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Korean Ginseng

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Mar 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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