Breaking Free: Korean Red Ginseng Beats Alcohol Addiction

By: | August 4th, 2023

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Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a chronic condition characterized by an individual’s inability to control their drinking, strong cravings, and neglect of responsibilities. For years, scientists have grappled with the daunting task of discovering a cure for alcohol addiction.

A study published last year claimed that drinking as few as four alcoholic drinks per week can be linked to brain changes associated with cognitive decline.

Now, ginseng’s remarkable ability has brought optimism to researchers seeking effective treatments

Researchers have discovered a potential solution to combat alcohol addiction by utilizing the powerful red ginseng root, which has shown promise in reducing the brain-hampering effects of alcohol, based on tests conducted on mice.

This groundbreaking discovery has been made by researchers at Sahmyook University in Korea. They found that Korean Red Ginseng (KRG), a traditional herbal medicine, has the potential to alleviate the addictive effects of alcohol.

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Korean red ginseng is a traditional herbal medicine that has been used for centuries to improve overall health and well-being. It is known for its many health benefits, including boosting the immune system, reducing fatigue, and improving cognitive function.

The team conducted behavioral tests on mice that had been given alcohol and then treated with KRG. They found that those receiving KRG showed improved spatial memory retention and greater resilience after alcohol removal. Additionally, the use of KRG led to a reduction in brain inflammation, potentially benefiting memory and cognitive functions impaired by alcohol.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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