Feeling Exhausted from Cancer? Ginseng to the Rescue!

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Cancer can deplete energy and leave you feeling fatigued. Ginseng is the king of energy. Could it be the answer to cancer-related fatigue?

Disease-related fatigue is exhaustion caused by a disease or the treatment of a disease. When you’re already struggling with the disease, the extra fatigue is the last thing you need.

The most common disease-related fatigue is fatigue caused by cancer.

Ginseng is a revered in East as the king of herbs, ginseng is remarkable for energy. It has been prized in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years for revitalizing qi, your vital energy or life force.

A meta-analysis published in 2012 found that ginseng significantly improves disease-related fatigue Medicine (Baltimore). 2022 Jul 1101(26):e29767). So, could ginseng be the answer for cancer-related fatigue?

A just published systematic review and meta-analysis looked at seven controlled studies of ginseng and cancer-related fatigue. It found that ginseng significantly reduces cancer-related fatigue.

It also found that ginseng significantly improves physical and emotional well being.

This study suggests that ginseng can reduce fatigue and improve quality of life in people with cancer.

Cancer Nurs. 2023 Mar-Apr;46(2):120-127

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For much more on ginseng, see our book Healthy Herbs: Your Everyday Guide to Medicinal Herbs and Their Use.

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