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Old 05-04-2006, 12:43 PM   #1
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Does ginseng raise blood pressure.

I need something to wake me up but want to avoid things that raise blood pressure. Caffeine raises it. Ginseng is supposed to wake you up but I wonder if it raises blood pressure.

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Old 05-18-2006, 10:36 AM   #2
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Re: Does ginseng raise blood pressure.

Yes - certain kinds of ginsing raise your b/p - I stay away from it...but can I suggest you doing some research of the different kinds & what it does to hbp...Never ever take hawthorne berries, which is noted to reduce b/p, but only in those not taking beta, channel blockers & others. If you are taking b/p meds it can nullify the effect - I know I tried it & have been trying to recoop for 5 days now. Be careful & know your herbs - Good Luck.

Old 05-18-2006, 11:28 AM   #3
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Re: Does ginseng raise blood pressure.

Thanks! Yeah that's why I never take any herbs I always end up reading about some bad side effect and you really never know what's in that stuff it's not regulated by the FDA.

Old 05-18-2006, 12:01 PM   #4
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Re: Does ginseng raise blood pressure.

i didn't know ginseng raises bp. Do you know if Celestial Seasonings "honey lemon ginseng has enough ginseng to raise bp? I use this tea 2x daily, but I haven't noticed any spikes bcuz of it.

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