is a plant with health-promoting properties that, in traditional Chinese medicine, is also considered a staple.
It can be divided into many groups, including Korean, Chinese and American, all of which belong to the same ginseng plant genus.
Many studies have indicated that weight loss may be supported by this strong herb.
One small study showed that taking Korean ginseng twice daily for eight weeks resulted in quantifiable body weight reductions and improvements in the composition of gut microbiota.
Similarly, an animal study found that ginseng
prevented obesity by altering the formation of fat and delaying the absorption of intestinal fat.
More high-quality, large-scale studies, however, are required to analyze the effect of ginseng on human weight loss.