Ginseng helps certain symptoms of “schizophrenia?”

WebMd reports on a study done on Panax Ginseng that showed improvement of “negative symptoms” of schizophrenia.

I often think that negative symptoms are caused by the neuroleptics. In any case, this may be of help to someone.

It’s refreshing that a site that is so heavily supportive of Big Pharma is writing about alternative treatments.

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4 Responses

  1. my son takes zyprexa, propranolol, xanax and recently started paxil. He has a really hard time with the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Is ginsing ok to take with these meds? He always wanted to take ginsing and did when he was younger. He said it helped.

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  2. Jeff

    Mary,

    There are a couple different kinds of Ginseng. American, Siberian and Korean. Korean, Red or Panax is the kind you want to use. There is no problem using Ginseng with those drugs. Have him drink a cup of Ginseng tea once a day. Have him drink it when he is not taking his meds. If he gets a headache or has any other problems have him drink it every other day. Have him take a break for a week or two every couple of weeks.

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