Fermented red Asian ginseng a great natural remedy for allergy symptoms

The ginseng plant has long been used medicinally to treat a variety of ailments, and a recent review of several published studies reveals that allergies are one of them. It appears as though “red” ginseng, or raw ginseng root that has been steamed, holds special value in the treatment of certain allergy symptoms, and particularly when it is fermented.

Published in the journal Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research, the review explains how fermenting red ginseng helps to increase the plant’s biological activity, including its saponin content, which in turn results in a more potent anti-allergy effect. This is also evidenced by the increased anti-inflammatory effect that results from the fermentation, which also helps reduce or eliminate allergy symptoms.

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