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Asian Ginseng (Supplement)
Last updated on July 30, 2019.
GENERIC NAME: Panax ginseng
CHINESE NAME: 高麗參
COMMON BRANDS FOR ASIAN GINSENG IN HONG KONG: Cheong Kwan Jang 正官庄, Vita Green 維特健靈
What is Asian Ginseng for?
Asian Ginseng is a herb traditionally used as a supplement. The uses of Ginseng includes improving lung and neurological functions, reducing cardiovascular risks and fatigue. It can also boost your stamina and vitality. Asian Ginseng is different from American Ginseng.
How to use it?
Asian Ginseng is usually consumed as a herbal tea, or sometimes as tablets, capsules and liquid. You should only take a little amount of Asian Ginseng each time and for a short period of time. For specific dosages, refer to the product label.
What are the side effects of Asian Ginseng?
The side effects of taking Asian Ginseng are headache, sleep disturbance, tremor, nausea and vomiting.
Where to buy Asian Ginseng in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, Asian Ginseng can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at http://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
For detailed information about the use of Asian Ginseng in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.