The EclecticPhysician

The Eclectic Physician
Natural Health Care
by Beth Burch N.D.

Low Energy & Fatigue-

Can be caused by hypothyroidism, anemia, infections, cardiovascular problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, depression, hypoglycemia, sleep disorders, so be sure to see your health care provider before you start any herbs.

Important to get adequate rest and sleep. In our busy society many people don't get enough (see insomnia). Eating well and taking vitamin/mineral supplements can increase energy levels as well. Exercise can improve energy levels and give a sense of wellbeing.

Siberian ginseng or Chinese ginseng- both herbs have been shown to be helpful in decreasing fatigue.
Dosage- Siberian ginseng-
Liquid extract- 1 teaspoon one-three times a day.
Dry herb in capsules- 1000 mg one-three times a day
Standardized extract (1% eleutheroside content)-100 mg one-three times a day

Chinese ginseng-
Liquid extract- 1/2 teaspoon one-three times a day
Dry herb in capsules- 500 mg one-three times a day
Standardized extract (18% ginsenoside content)- 150 mg one-three times a day
Caution: If you have heart disease or hypertension, consult with your health care provider before using any ginseng.

* The information presented in this web site is intended to inform and educate. It is not intended replace a qualified medical practitioner to diagnose or treat medical conditions.

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