Maintenance and regulation of immune system homeostasis through immune cell activation
- Korean ginseng restores the weakened or suppressed immune system and strengthens the immune system's resistance by stimulating, enhancing, and activating the overall immune system. (The latest Korean ginseng research, 2007)
- The saponin and polysaccharide components of Korean ginseng activate natural killer cells (NK cells) that have the ability to destroy virus-infected cells or tumor cells, and cells that produce antibodies when pathogens such as viruses invade our body. It regulates the immune system through interactions such as activating macrophages that release cytokines, chemicals that respond to various types of immunity (Food Science and Industry 2012).
Improving resistance to viral infections such as flu, COVID-19, SARS, and AIDS
- Korean ginseng exhibits preventive efficacy against viral infectious diseases such as influenza (flu), SARS, and COVID-19 by inhibiting inflammation, activating immune cells, and activating cell survival pathways.
- As a result of ingesting Korean ginseng extract at 972 mg per day for 12 weeks for healthy adult men and women, the risk of respiratory infection was 25% lower in the group taking the Korean ginseng compared to the group taking the placebo. , the risk of infection was reduced by 41%, and the duration of infectious diseases such as sore throat, stuffy nose, cough, and headache was shortened by about 69% (J Ginseng Res 2020).
Anticancer effect through cancer prevention and inhibition of cancer cell proliferation and metastasis
- Compared to those who do not take Korean ginseng, the incidence of various types of cancer including gastric cancer, liver cancer, and lung cancer is reduced compared to those who do not take Korean ginseng. (Int'l. J. Epidemiol. 1990, Mutat. Res 2003, Processes 2021)