May 2009
  • New Insights Show Ginseng Fights Inflammation
  • 5/15/2009
    New Insights Show Ginseng Fights Inflammation
    FRIDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Ginseng has been used in medicine for centuries, and now its reputation for improving health is expanding: A new study has found that the herb, which is used in traditional Chinese and other Asian medicine, fights inflammation. Researchers from the University of Hong Kong identified seven constituents of ginseng, called ginsenosides, that showed immunosuppressive effects. The findings are published online in the Journal of Translational Medicine. "The anti-inflammatory role of ginseng may be due to the combined effects of these ginsenosides, targetin…