Thanks for posting this. American ginseng is used in Chinese medicine for treating UC/IBD along with Korean ginseng (they're related). It's nice to see some science backing up this usage, especially in regards to cancer. My daughter (with UC) is being treated with Chinese medicine and many supps/probiotics. I'd love to hear more about how you feel this is helping you? Are you on any other meds/supps etc?
I was taking something which suppressed my own cortisol production ( Phosphatidylserine ) and flared...natural remedies were progressing slowly so I did a prednisone jump start for 2 weeks but as you would expect each time I backed off the prednisone the bleeding returned and increased.
This seems to have corrected that I have put the prednisone away ( I don't recommend doing this ). I began taking astragalus as well.
What I like about
the ginseng is that it does not treat the symptoms, it directly effects the immune response. A terrific bonus is the protection from cancer. I also take VSL#3 and you have to wonder sometimes if you got a batch that sat in the sun on a loading dock somewhere. I have started over with a new batch and tossed the old batch into the trash bin.
I am interested in ways to stimulate cortisol production and so far I have only found eluthero and licorice. If we could do that would we ever need prednisone ?