Most Used Natural Products
0.7% of U.S. adults (1.8 million) used
There was a large decrease in the percentage of adults using ginseng between 2007 and 2012, from 1.5% to 0.7%, or about 1.6 million fewer adults.
People have used ginseng root for a variety of health concerns; however, there’s no strong evidence it helps for any health condition. There are different species of ginseng and the side effects of the species and formulas may vary. Ginseng is generally safe, but it may affect glucose levels and also be unsafe for people with blood pressure disorders. Some experts recommend that women who are pregnant or breastfeeding not use ginseng.
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4 Citation: Clarke TC, Black LI, Stussman BJ, Barnes PM, Nahin RL. Trends in the use of complementary health approaches among adults: United States, 2002–2012. National health statistics reports; no 79. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2015. (240KB PDF)