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Hypertension treated with manidipine

Good afternoon

I'm interested in the energizing and stimulating effects of ginseng, but I was in doubt as to what kind of ginseng is suitable for people with hypertension treated with manidipine. Could you please answer me? Thanks in advance. Jaume E. ( , translated).

Dear Jaume,

Unfortunately, I am only able to answer you in English.

A quick answer to your question

Is that ginseng is not contraindicated in your case. You can try the best 6-year-old sliced ginseng (liang or better) from a reliable source (Korea, Taiwan). I suggest you read our page on general use of ginseng . I would like to point out that the use of medicinal plants for the treatment of specific diseases requires medical supervision. And now that I have already said the most important thing, I would like to make a few other remarks.

In fact, ginseng can help with hypertension

In fact, ginseng has some antihypertensive, in particular a stabilizing effect on blood pressure ( chen2008cpe ), especially in cases of primary (essential) hypertension. The Japanese herbal combination of ginseng, ginger and one other herb, which I do not recall now (ginseng is the main ingredient) has the ability to relieve essential hypertension in about 30% of patients. I have also forgotten the name of the magazine where I read this number, but if you want resources, look at the article on the antihypertensive effect of ginseng, there is a lot of resources. So, ginseng is not contraindicated in primary hypertension. The concern that ginseng's stimulation effect is linked to an increase in blood pressure is generally unjustified, and is mostly due to the fact that ginseng is rooted in normal caffeine-enhancing pressures.


Patients with hypertension, whether they are ginseng or not, should be in contact with a doctor and should regularly measure the pressure. Those physicians whose university did not provide a course of medical botany can learn about the mechanisms of action of a valued and well-studied plant that ginseng is able to learn from thousands of available books and scientific papers .

The healing and stimulation potential of ginseng is therefore also available to people with hypertension treated with conventional drugs. For further information, you can see the answers to some other (mostly Czech) questioners about high blood pressure:

With the wish of good health,

| 6.4.2012

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