American Ginseng: interaction with Diabetic / Hypoglycemic medications

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Interaction rating:
Study Supported

Animal studies have reported that American ginseng has the ability to lower blood sugar, which may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1)
These drugs include Insulin, glyburide, glipizide, metformin, rosiglitazone, pioglitazone, glimepiride, tolbutamide, tolazamide, acarbose, acetohexamide, chlorpropamide, miglitol, repaglinide, nateglinide


  1. View Abstract: Oshima Y, Sato K, Hikino H. Isolation and Hypoglycemic Activity of Quinquefolans A, B, and C, Glycans of Panax quinquefolium Roots. J Nat Prod. Mar1987;50(2):188-90.