Is American / Korean Ginseng Safe For People With Chronic Stomach Acid?
, is American / Korean ginseng safe for people with chronic stomach / stomach acid, please answer thank you.
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Ginseng is an herbal plant that grows in East Asia and North America. This plant has an active compound called ginsenosides. There have been many studies that show the benefits of ginseng in increasing endurance through increasing the ability of the immune system, although the majority of studies conducted are in vitro (in laboratories, not research in humans directly) or are studies in animals alone and molecular research data also still limited. Meanwhile, research on ginsennosides also shows the antioxidant properties of these active substances, so it is suspected that ginseng is useful for preventing chronic diseases due to oxidative stress, such as diabetes. It's just that, this research was still limited to cells and animals only, not research on humans directly so the effects on humans could not be ascertained.
Until now, there has been no scientific study that directly examined the role of ginseng in the therapy of patients with gastric disorders. It should also be noted that if the ginseng product referred to is ginseng coffee, of course this risks worsening gastric problems due to the caffeine content in coffee products can stimulate the production of gastric acid which is at risk of causing complaints due to gastric problems, such as in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Do not hesitate to consult with a doctor or a specialist in internal medicine regarding the management of gastric disease.
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