Re: Ginseng raises blood pressure?
Cartner - Ginseng is an adaptagen. It's supposed to work/adapt according to the way your system works. If you feel tired, it's supposed to give you energy. If you are tense, it should calm you. If your blood pressure is too low, it should raise it slightly. If it's high it should have a lowering effect. The main ingredients are Ginsenosides which is the main ingredient and the beneficial healing part of Ginseng. I also take Ginseng. The most studied Ginseng is a product called Ginsana which is Panax Ginseng. I use a product sold by Costco stores called "Triple Energy". It includes a standardized blend of all the Ginsengs, including Chinese, American and Eleuthro (Russian) blend. It's Consumerlab approved (so at least it's safe). I have not noticed any increase in my blood pressure. Do not take higher than normal doses. This can lead to higher blood pressure and nervousness. Ginkgo Biloba is also good for blood pressure, but at higher doses it can cause excessive bleeding.