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Type II Diabetes Helped by Ginseng

People with Type II diabetes, the most common form of the disease, have been shown to experience better blood sugar control after meals when their diets were supplemented with American Ginseng. The herb appears to lower elevated blood sugar concentration, which is the primary symptom of diabetes, by somehow encouraging cells to take up glucose without relying on insulin. Though in the earliest stages of discovery, it is hoped that ginseng may someday be an important adjunct to conventional therapies.

Source: Archives of Internal Medicine 2000;160:1009-1013.