Ginseng increased sperm motility in vitro
The healthful effects of ginseng have been acknowledged in Asia for
centuries. Modern scientific research has confirmed its antioxidant
activity and contributions to overall health and energy. Results from
this small in vitro study suggest that the saponin extract from
dried Panax notoginseng roots may enhance sperm motility. Panax
notoginseng and Panax ginseng are thought to be somewhat
interchangeable. The saponins should be subjected to further clinical
Chen J, Xu M, Chen L, et
al. Effect of Panax notoginseng saponins on sperm motility.
Phytomedicine 1998; 5(4) 289-292.
© 2003 by Herb Research Foundation,
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