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Am J Chin Med. 2005;33(3):397-404.

Ginseng and diabetes.

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Tang Center for Herbal Medicine Research, The Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA.

Abstract

Ginseng is a well-known medicinal plant used in traditional Oriental medicine. In recent decades, ginseng root has gained popularity as a dietary supplement in the United States. Ginseng has also been commonly used in Oriental medicine to treat diabetes-like conditions. The present review discusses the research on the anti-diabetic effects of ginseng and the possible mechanisms of its anti-diabetic actions.

PMID:
16047557
DOI:
10.1142/S0192415X05003004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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