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Reduced blood pressure (hypotension)


I would like to ask whether the ginseng is good even at low pressure. I got it from a little girl. Ginseng is said to have stimulating effects and rather to reduce the pressure. I'd like to buy a ginseng, but I'm not sure if it's suitable for me?

Tereza B.

Hello, Tereza!

Short answer:

Hypotension may have many different causes, and it is unclear how exactly ginseng is impressed. I would say that ginseng with more than 50% probability will not affect your blood pressure. But there is a chance that you will adjust your hypotension, and also a little chance of getting worse. If you try it, start using low doses (less than 1g). Even if your ginseng does not improve your hypotension, do not forget that it has many other positive effects .

More about hypotension

Specific persistent hypotension (low blood pressure in a particular person) may have different causes. I would have almost referred to a "hypotensive disease" according to the " hypertensive disease " model, but by a script of arterial hypertension and hypotension (see pdf ) From the Institute of Pathological Physiology of LFHK UK , which I just looked at, I find that hypotension is not considered as a morbid condition. Come on. We also learn: The cause of low pressure is not exactly known. Reduced pressure occurs in athletes with resting bradycardia, increased sympathetic activity, insufficient adrenal function (Addison's disease), heart problems and aorta ... Here the author's list of scripts ends, so I will continue on my own: Maintaining proper blood pressure is below Control of many signal proteins and, in some of them, the genetic variation may result in hypotension. Candidates are renin and angiotensin system, adrenergic receptors, nitric oxide cascade ,

Ginseng hypotension is probably not worse ...

Ginseng has a rather hypotensive effect in patients with elevated blood pressure . The appointment of an adaptogen deserves it. Adaptogens are characterized by the fact that deviations from normal affect the normalization, regardless of the direction in which the deviation occurred. This also applies to ginseng and its effects on blood pressure - ginseng does not directly reduce it, but it gives the vessels a stronger tool to reduce it (strengthens nitric oxide synthase NOS3). The final decision as to whether or not the instrument will be used remains on the blood vessels themselves. When local pressure is not elevated, the cascade of the NO cascade simply does not start. Ginseng will probably not make your hypotension worse - unless you are a mistake in the uncontrolled activation of the NO cascade.

... nor does it improve

The only known case where ginseng helps with hypotension is in the exhausted and subcooled people. In these, high doses (> 10g) of ginseng are used and, among other things, they also regulate hypotension from exhaustion. However, your hypotension has other reasons. Ginseng has a chance against her only if her cause is in the heart or too low adrenal activity. If ginseng improves your hypotension, I'd like to know about it.


| 27.3.2011

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