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Note: It is important to take the herb for at least four weeks before any benefit can be assured. indd 31 7/15/14 1:44 PM Chapter 6 Ginseng for Whole Body Health The most widely known types of ginseng are Asian ginseng (Panax pseudoginseng), American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), and Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus), which has similar medicinal properties, but comes from a different genus of plants. This chapter will focus on the two Panax species, which contain similar active ingredients.
When the plant is dug up, its roots hang in long bunches, almost like a handful of young garter snakes, hence its common name, snake root. The rhizome of the true black cohosh, Cimicifuga racemosa, is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antifever remedy. The herb is often confused with blue cohosh, Calophyllum thalictroides, and is also mistaken for Cimicifuga foetida, another Chinese medicinal herb, which is used for different purposes. indd 24 7/15/14 1:44 PM Black Cohosh for Menopausal Symptoms A Modern Alternative to Black Cohosh In more recent times, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) became the medicine of choice to replace female hormones that are no longer produced by the ovaries.
Stewart Johnson of the London Migraine Clinic, who then offered the feverfew remedy to ten of his patients for migraine treatment. The positive results observed by Dr. Johnson from that experiment led to some of the British studies described below. Feverfew for Migraines Interest in feverfew increased with the results of two double-blind, placebocontrolled trials that were published in the Lancet and the British Medical Journal showing the herb’s usefulness in the prevention of migraines. In the Lancet study,1 fifty-nine people took part for eight months.