American Ginseng : interaction with Cholinesterase inhibitors

Interaction type:

Interaction rating:
Study Supported

Animal studies have reported that American ginseng root may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1)
These drugs include tacrine, donepezil, rivastigmine, galantamine


  1. View Abstract: Benishin CG, Lee R, Wang LC, et al. Effects of Ginsenoside Rb1 on Central Cholinergic Metabolism. Pharmacology. 1991;42(4):223-9.