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Ginseng: Root of Immortality

The term ginseng refers to a family of plants belonging to the group Panax, the roots of which have been used in traditional healing for millennia. While ginseng has been cultivated in East Asian countries, including China, Korea, Vietnam, and Bhutan, the ginseng that is arguably the most prized grows wild in North America, specifically in Wisconsin and Canada. Siberian ginseng …

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INFLAMMATION ‘FANS THE FLAMES’ OF DEPRESSION

Chronic inflammation in the bloodstream can “fan the flames” of depression, much like throwing gasoline on a fire, according to researchers. The study, which appears in the American Journal of Psychiatry, reviews 200 existing papers on depression and inflammation. “One thing that we’re particularly interested in is how stress affects the immune system, which in turn affects diseases and mental health outcomes, …