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Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 1987 Jun;14(6):543-6.

Effects of Panax ginseng on blood alcohol clearance in man.

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Korea Ginseng & Tobacco Research Institute, Daejeon.

Abstract

1. Fourteen healthy male volunteers were studied to assess the effects of Panax ginseng on blood alcohol clearance, utilizing each subject as his own control. 2. At 40 min after the last drink, the blood alcohol level in the test group receiving ginseng extract (3 g/65 kg body weight) along with alcohol (72 g/65 kg body weight) was about 35% lower than their control values. 3. When the blood alcohol level was compared on individual bases, alcohol concentrations in 10 out of 14 test subjects ranged from 32 to 51% lower than their control values. 4. These results demonstrate that P. ginseng extract enhances blood alcohol clearance in man.

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3677487
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