From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Steven B. Harris)
Subject: Re: Chronic Pain Advice
Date: 06 Jul 1996
In <email@example.com> Della Noche <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>Ginseng abuse syndrome? A new one to me - I'll check this out. The
>taste would prevent me from abusing it but I do feel benefits from teas
>which include it.
The abuse syndrome includes hypertension and acne. I, too, believe I
detect some "upper" type CNS stimulatory effect from ginseng, not
unlike caffeine, and I use it *occasionally* for that purpose. You can
get the 10 cc alcohol extractum "Red Panax Ginseng Extract" bottles
imported China (Fusong Pharmaceutical) in the green box, for a pretty
low price, if you know where to look (they are about 20 cents each in
Chinatown in SF; as much as a dollar each is purchased one at a time in
health food stores). The flavor of the Chinese import extractum grows
on you-- it's a marvelously dark, burnt sort of thing. Very exotic.
Steve Harris, M.D.