[The Epoch Times, August 13, 2022](Comprehensive report by Wu Huanxin, reporter from the Epoch Times Special Department) A recent medical study in South Korea showed that long-term use ofKorean ginsengcan be slowed downAIDSThe speed of the virus from weak to strong, thereby inhibiting the growth of the virus.
A research team led by Prof. Cho Young-gul from the Department of Microbiology of Asan Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, examined 146AIDSThe patients were followed up for 10 years.It was found that if continued useKorean ginseng(Panax ginseng), the time for the virulence of the HIV virus to change from weak to strong will be delayed.
The research team divided 146 AIDS patients into two groups, a group of 58 people taking Korean ginseng, and the other group was a control group of 88 people. The maintenance time of weak HIV was 2.98 times longer than that of the control group. Moreover, the time of conversion to highly toxic HIV was 3.46 times longer in the group taking Korean ginseng than in the control group. In particular, a higher correlation was shown in HIV-infected hemophiliacs, for whom the less virulent HIV was maintained fourfold longer.
The HIV virus is a less virulent virus (R5 virus) in the initial stage of infection, but as the infection progresses, it becomes a more virulent virus (X4 virus). Under normal circumstances, 50% to 70% of AIDS patients will go through such a process, and the condition will gradually deteriorate.If it becomes a highly virulent X4 virus, HIV-infected cells will fuse with non-infected cells next to them.Immune CellsThe number of (CD4+ T cells) will decrease more rapidly, and the number of HIV-infected cells will increase, making immune cells unable to function normally, and the disease will gradually worsen.
Professor Zhao Yongjie said that this study confirmed that taking Korean ginseng will slow down the development of HIV from weak toxicity to strong toxicity in the early stage. “This indirectly proves that Korean ginseng can significantly inhibit the growth of the virus and slow down theImmune Cellsrate of decrease”. Related research published by the research team in 2016 showed that a patient with HIV who took Korean ginseng for a long time did not develop the disease for about 30 years.
The results of the study were presented at the Korean Academic Conference on Basic Medicine held at the end of June this year and published in the latest issue of the online edition of the Journal of Ginseng Research.
Ginseng has been known as the “King of Herbs” since ancient times, and has been hailed as the best product for “nourishing yin and kidney, strengthening the body and strengthening the body” by the eastern medical community. The Korean ginseng produced in the Korean Peninsula has the best quality and the best medicinal effect among all cultivated ginseng, and has been respected by ancient Chinese emperors since ancient times. Now it has attracted worldwide attention, and South Korea once gave it as a national gift to the heads of state of many countries.
From the perspective of traditional medicine, Korean ginseng has the functions of invigorating vitality, nourishing strength, producing body fluid and quenching thirst, calming the mind and improving wisdom.
According to modern pharmacological research, Korean ginseng has many therapeutic effects such as nourishing intelligence and brain, analgesic, anti-cancer and anti-cancer, enhancing immunity, anti-fatigue and anti-stress, anti-oxidation and anti-aging.
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