Effect of Panax ginseng on testosterone level and prostate in male rats

Arch Androl. 1982 Jun;8(4):261-3. doi: 10.3109/01485018208990207.


Adult male rats were treated with 1% and 5% Panax Ginseng in their diet for 60 days. Control rats were used. There was an increase in daily food consumption without an increase in body weight of treated animals. Rats that received 5% ginseng experienced a significant increase in blood testosterone level (rho less than 0.001). Prostate weight in the treated animals was significantly reduced as compared to the control animals.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Eating
  • Male
  • Minerals / analysis
  • Organ Size / drug effects
  • Panax*
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
  • Plants, Medicinal*
  • Prostate / drug effects*
  • Rats
  • Testis / analysis
  • Testosterone / blood*


  • Minerals
  • Plant Extracts
  • Testosterone