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Ginseng to boost immune system ?

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Ginseng to boost immune system ?

Any input on ginseng as immune system booster ?
Getting over a cold right now and lots of friends/doctor throw terms like oregano/echinacea/ginseng etc....
But I wouldn't know if it's just another money grab or actually beneficial root.
Thought I would give this a try but unsure on what form to buy it in, sliced, or powder.
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Dec 2, 2007
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I don't know about Ginseng boosting immune system. however, it does flush your body of toxins. I read a real medical study somewhere a decade ago.
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If you look at coldfx, which some people swear by, it is focused on echinacea/ginseng. If i start to get sick, I go to echinacea/ginseng and oil of oregano, even though I hate the taste of oil of oregano. Do I have studies? No (I am sure you could google some), but it works for me.
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i've always wanted to buy ginseng powder from those asian herbal/seafood places (around 5 for 100$) but am afraid of fillers. Once in powder form, you can't see what's in it. Could be low quality ginseng
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