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is it good for hiv?
Dec 15, 2011

dear doc, please check this link: http://ginsana.blogspot.com/2009/01/use-of-ginseng-in-treating-hiv-person.html it says about GINSENG. Do u haave any information regarding its anti hiv activity? thank u.

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Hello and thanks for posting.

There are very limited and preliminary data from Korean investigators that suggest that there might be benefit to using Ginseng. One of these was published in 2009 in the journal Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. The studies that have been presented to date are far from sufficient to say that that the product is of benefit (indeed, I find the claims in the Ginsana website to be unsubstantiated).

Hope that helps, BY



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