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Reduced blood pressure (hypotension)


I would like to ask whether the ginseng is good even at low pressure. I have it from a little girl. Ginseng is said to have stimulating effects and rather to reduce 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 not clear 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 (reduced blood pressure in a particular person) may have different causes. I would almost quote "hypotensive disease" according to the pattern of " hypertensive disease ", but from the script of arterial hypertension and hypotension from the Institute of Pathological Physiology of LFHK UK , which I just looked at, I find that hypotension is not considered a disease state. Come on. We also learn: The cause of the 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 writer's list ends, so I will continue on my own: Keeping proper blood pressure is below Control of many signaling proteins and, in some of them, the genetic variation may result in hypotension. Candidates are the renin and angiotensin system, the adrenergic receptors, the 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 reduce it directly, but 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 - if you are not the only one in the uncontrolled activation of the NO cascade.

... it does not even 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 they also adjust 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 your ginseng improves your hypotension, I'd like to know about it.


| 27.3.2011

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