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Panax notoginseng is a plant. The leaves, fruit, and flowers are used to make medicine. However, the root is used the most commonly. Be careful not to confuse Panax notoginseng with other forms of ginseng, such as Panax ginseng or American ginseng.

Panax notoginseng is used to stop or slow down bleeding. It is sometimes taken by people who have nosebleeds, vomit up or cough up blood, or find blood in their urine or feces.

Panax notoginseng is also used to relieve pain; and to reduce swelling and blood pressure. It is also used for chest pain (angina), strokes and bleeding in the brain, buildup of fat in the blood vessels, heart attacks, and some kinds of liver disease. It is also used to improve energy and ability to exercise, to reduce muscle soreness following exercise, and for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Some people apply Panax notoginseng directly to the skin to stop bleeding, help with bruising or swelling, and to improve blood movement in the muscles.

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Panax notoginseng might relax blood vessels. This would improve blood flow and reduce blood pressure. Some of the chemicals in Panax notoginseng might reduce swelling and protect the heart. There isn't enough information to know how Panax notoginseng might work for other conditions.

When taken by mouth: Panax notoginseng is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth. It can cause some side effects such as dry mouth, flushed skin, rash, nervousness, sleep problems, headache, nausea, and vomiting.

When given by IV or as a shot: Panax notoginseng is POSSIBLY SAFE when given with a needle by a physician. It can cause some side effects such as rash, nervousness, headache, nausea, and vomiting.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Don't take Panax notoginseng if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. It is LIKELY UNSAFE. One of the chemicals in Panax notoginseng has caused birth defects in animals.

Hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids: Panax notoginseng might act like estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, don't use Panax notoginseng.

Aspirin

Interaction Rating=Moderate Be cautious with this combination.

Panax notoginseng along with aspirin might increase how much aspirin and Panax notoginseng is in the blood. Although this has not been shown in humans, taking Panax notoginseng with aspirin might increase side effects of both aspirin and Panax notoginseng.

Caffeine

Interaction Rating=Moderate Be cautious with this combination.

Caffeine is changed and broken down by the liver. Panax notoginseng might increase how quickly the liver breaks down caffeine. Taking Panax notoginseng along with caffeine might decrease the effects of caffeine.

Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) substrates)

Interaction Rating=Moderate Be cautious with this combination.

Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver. Panax notoginseng might increase how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Taking Panax notoginseng along with some medications that are changed by the liver might decrease the effectiveness of these medications. Before taking Panax notoginseng, talk to your healthcare provider if you take any medications that are changed by the liver.
Some of these medications that are changed by the liver include clozapine (Clozaril), cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril), fluvoxamine (Luvox), haloperidol (Haldol), imipramine (Tofranil), mexiletine (Mexitil), olanzapine (Zyprexa), pentazocine (Talwin), propranolol (Inderal), tacrine (Cognex), zileuton (Zyflo), zolmitriptan (Zomig), and others.

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

There are no known interactions with foods.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

ADULTS

BY MOUTH:

  • For chest pain (angina): 200-400 mg of Panax notoginseng extract has been taken 2-3 times daily for 4-6 weeks. Also, 1 gram of Panax notoginseng powder has been taken 3 times daily.
  • For stroke: A specific extract of Panax notoginseng root (sanchitongtshu) has been taken three times daily for 28 days.
WITH A NEEDLE:
  • For chest pain (angina): 400-500 mg of Panax notoginseng extract has been injected into the vein or given as a shot daily for 2-4 weeks.
  • For bleeding within the skull (intracranial hemorrhage): 140-800 mg of Panax notoginseng extract has been injected into the vein daily, usually for 2-4 weeks.
  • For stroke: Injections containing 200-600 mg of Panax notoginseng have been given daily for 2-4 weeks.

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