Question by  caf21 (21)

What are the side effects of ginseng?

I take it everyday and want to be sure it is safe.


Answer by  jne0493 (83)

The only known side effects of natural ginseng appear to be positive in nature, i.e. increased blood-flow, natural free-radical capturing anti-oxidants, and improved energy and stamina are the primary benefits. All natural asian ginseng has been used for centuries in the Far East, with positive results. As with any herbal supplement, use in modertation is important.


Answer by  steb (19)

One of the most common side-effects of ginseng is the sleeplessness. Other side-effects are nausea, diarrhea and high blood pressure. Ginseng should not be taken if you are on antidepressant as the combination can cause mania in some people.


Answer by  sarker (22)

Ginseng can cause some unwanted effects if it is taken in large doses consistently. It can cause nervousness and insomnia. It is also not suitable for people taking blood thinning medicines. It can also increase blood pressure level and cause asthma attack in people suffering from asthma. Ginseng can also lower the blood sugar level in diabetic patients.


Answer by  kph0329 (637)

Insomnia is one of the worst side effects. It can also cause you to have headaches. It can also make you feel quite nervous. There is the possibility of it causing an upset stomach with diarrhea.

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