I suspect Buerger's disease, a strange inflammation of blood vessels and vasculitis. I was intrigued by the text on your site about ginseng and its impact on endothelial renewal. I ordered the ginseng genuine TaiwanTCM LIANG , slices and for the first two days I made tea from two slices, the next day I would continue with one slicing. Do you think that could be so? Should I continue to use ginseng? So far I have about 30g. Do you think my ginseng may have a positive effect on my disease? Thank you very much for the answers. Vladimír H.
Dear Mr. Vladimir,
I have to admit that I did not know much about Buerger's disease before I received your inquiry. From what I managed to read in a short time, however, it is practically clear that ginseng has a chance to help with this disease. I still have to warn you that the decision to treat serious illnesses belongs to the doctor and my opinion is only advisory.
Unfortunately, Buerger's disease can not be cured
If I understand correctly, Buerger's disease is characterized by progressive thrombophlebitis (thrombotic vascular inflammation), which gradually clogs and destroys the bloodstream especially in the limbs. Under normal circumstances, the vascular bed has a high functional reserve, but it is gradually exhausted and when there are no backup vessels left, the limb finally dies.
Whether and how long that result can be influenced by life. I have read, for example, that the time elapsing from diagnosis to limb death is much longer if the patient stops smoking. I have no doubt that cigarettes are already strictly forbidden by your doctor. So, to keep your limbs longer, let me strongly recommend ginseng.
The potential of ginseng at Buerger's disease is unambiguous
The unexplained chronic inflammation , and especially the vascular, is ginseng one of the best possible choices. You might as well - as I wish you would - have known yourself. I would like to learn about your experience and the development of your health. But regardless of the subjective feelings about its effectiveness, I would recommend you ginseng in the case of Buerger's disease in small, or even better, doses. The potential of ginseng in Buerger's disease is due to a combination of three factors:
- Anti-inflammatory effect of ginseng
- Direct vascular expansion, in particular by increasing the production of nitric oxide
- Improving the regenerative potential of the blood stream
Clicking on the above points will take you to separate pages, where I have already discussed these aspects more. This combination of three effects is something your regular anti-inflammatory drugs do not provide. You are most concerned about the regenerative effect of ginseng on endothelium, capillary growth, and hence wound healing . However, the vasorelaxation effect is also important: While nicotine leads to vasoconstriction (vascular constriction ), ginseng panaxosids are more likely to be released, and this is another reason why its regular use has the potential to slow Buerger's disease progression.
As for dosage ...
The anti-inflammatory effect of ginseng occurs at low doses of 1-2g a day, which you took. The cytoprotective effect of ginseng is even strong enough to be seen even at very low doses of 200-400mg, usually found in ginseng capsules and tablets . Therefore, these products are not ineffective, but they have their potential against inflammation, headache , hunger, etc. Here, of course, we are talking about dosing directly sliced ginseng root such as TaiwanTCM LIANG.
As far as my recommendation is concerned, I would advise you to take the ginseng for a long time and increase the dose to about 5g a day to make sure that its effect on extending the viability of the vascular limb is maximized. You do not have to take it daily, it's not an antibiotic , it does not stop for a few days. It is rather a long-term average effect. It will cost you cheaper than smoking, and the Bureger disease procedure has the opposite effect. You can read about the preparation of plaited ginseng here.