Ginseng can prevent and treat the flu

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Ginseng According to the World Health Organization, seasonal flu is a serious respiratory disease that causes epidemics worldwide, resulting in about 5 million cases of extremely severe conditions in the respiratory system, affecting the spread of respiratory sinus virus infects the lungs. Patients and between 250,000 and 500,000 deaths.

In the latest issue of the International Journal of Molecular Medicine Sang – Moo Kang reports on the beneficial effects of Ginseng, a well-known herbal medicine on human health.
Kang’s primary research focuses on designing and developing effective vaccines against viral diseases such as flu. He has partnered with university researchers at universities in South Korea whose goal is to demonstrate and study in some of the international projects the positive effects of ginseng on improving health and disease protection for potential benefits in the fight against many viruses. Ginseng has been found to have anticancer effects and improve the immune system’s state.

Seasonal flu can spread quickly, and new forms of pandemic flu also appear at any time and in any place, mutating into other forms of the disease. The H1N1 flu virus, a new species known as swine flu, appeared in 2009 and is very fast. expanded to 74 countries. There are challenges with existing influenza vaccines, such as the annual update against the pandemic strain and all bird and swine flu types.

Nevertheless, there are no vaccines against RSV that directly affect millions and are the leading cause of inflammatory bronchitis, pneumonia, and death in infants and even some adults.
In his study of nutrients, Kang investigated whether Ginseng has a preventive effect on the influenza virus. It has been found that ginseng extract improves lung epithelial cells’ survival with the influenza virus. Also, treatment with Red Ginseng extract reduces the expression of genes that cause inflammation.

Multiple immune effects, such as stimulating the production of antiviral proteins that are an important response to less inflamed cells of the bronchial walls, have been found in mice infected with influenza and receiving ginseng extract orally. The study shows the beneficial effects of red ginseng extract in preventing the spread of the influenza A virus.
Kang also proved that ginseng extract prevents the fungus virus from being inhibited and replicated or that the virus multiplies in the body at all. Also, treatment with Red Korean Ginseng suppressed the expression of RSV-induced inflammatory genes and the formation of chemically reactive oxygen-containing molecules that play a role in destroying epithelium in the body.

He also proved that mice given ginseng have a lower level of influenza virus in the body than those that did not get it, which, together with the previous facts, shows many combined modified effects of this preparation as an antiviral drug of the future.



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