Ginseng has been found to prevent reverse transcriptase from creating DNA from RNA in HIV. A study was done in Korea where 18 people were given Korean Red ginseng from 1991 to 1997. These patients over the time period saw a decrease in HIV resistance to 22% resistant cells. Other individuals who were part of the study that were not given Ginseng had a 56% resistance. A protein that has been derived from Ginseng called panaxagin has shown in vitro the ability to interfere with reverse transcriptase (7).

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