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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 manidipin-treated hypertension. 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 said the most important thing, I would have allowed several more comments.

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 approximately 30% of patients. The name of the magazine where I read this number I have also forgotten, 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 concerns that ginseng's stimulation effect is associated with an increase in blood pressure are generally unjustified, and are mostly due to the fact that the ginseng is knit with normal caffeine-enhancing pressures.


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

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

With the wish of good health,

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