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My subjective experience with large doses of ginseng

Psychic effects

In daily doses of 1-2 g of dried root, the effect was not able to distinguish from normal fluctuations in performance and mood. After consuming more than 20g of dried root (over 500ml of strong decoction ) in a 24-hour period, however, there was a completely unnoticed effect corresponding to my expectations of a cocaine trip, which I never did. Enhanced mental activation, increased courage and ingenuity, concentration to the point of rampant thinking, disappearance of obscure thoughts, boredom, blame, anxiety, improvement of short-term memory, resistance to diffuse factors, and increased abstention. Suppressing the need for sleep while retaining the opportunity to fall asleep. Increased free control over attention, less anxiety from unpleasant or long delayed tasks. Improving appetite, but reducing interest in food as a leakage from tasks. The effects of large doses slow down very slowly, they do not tend to go to the opposite extremes. It is not a euphoric effect, rather an increase in mental tension, remotely similar to that of caffeine. Also increase aggression and naughtiness. In this latter one, I agree with other researchers - for example, the skeptic study lewis1983nar shows an increase in aggression in mice. I also saw an interesting publication that ginseng increases the assertiveness of another player in the ultimatum game (I can not find the reference for anything in the world).

Physical effects

Ease of erection . I can not judge the efficacy in treating diseases. At 30 min. running under the influence of a large dose of ginseng I did not notice any differences in athletic performance

| 4.8.2008