For more than 5000 years, Panax ginseng has been highly treasured in Chinese traditional medicine, with the belief that this mysterious plant with its man-shaped, bifurcated root promotes longevity, helps to maintain equilibrium in the human body and enhances our bodyâ€™s ability to resist various illnesses. For these reasons, Panax ginseng has been one of the most sought after natural medicines in the world. The genus Panax derives its name from the Greek words pan (all) and akos (healing).
Panax ginseng has been extensively studied in numerous laboratories. Kimura  reported on the efficacy of topical Panax ginseng in promoting wound healing in laboratory animals. Morisaki  in 1995 showed that the local administration of ginseng extract markedly improved wound healing in diabetic and aging rats, proving the thousand year-old beliefs by modern scientific methodologies.
In laboratory experiments, Choi  reported on ginsengâ€™s ability to promote and improve wound healing. In another study  Panax ginseng was shown to stimulate growth of skin cells during wound healing. Further studies by Pazyar  revealed that ginseng inhibits NF-kappa B, TGF-Î², IL-6, ACE and MMP-2, factors that play a pivotal role in keloid and scar formation.
Based on scientific laboratory evidence, and until we discover better topical treatments for scars and keloids, ScarFormulaÂ® is the most logical choice for treatment and prevention of scars. ScarFormulaÂ® cream was carefully crafted for use in wound healing, scars and for keloid care. Image below depicts results that one of my patients has achieved using the cream twice per day for over two months. Several of the small keloid lesions have regressed. Each one of these tinny spots has the potential to increase in size and transform into a large keloid.
Panax Ginseng has been widely used in China, Japan and Korea to treat various conditions and to enhance resistance to many illnesses. Ginseng contains many bioactive constituents, including various ginsenosides that are believed to have antioxidant, immune-stimulatory, and anti-aging properties .
Further Laboratory studies by Lee  have revealed that Panax Ginseng has a significant Radio-protective effect and reduces photo-aging. Ginseng may also be useful in the prevention and treatment of skin photo-aging, wrinkles and as an anti-aging treatment. Other medical uses of ginseng have been reviewed and published in medical literature .
Based on our current understanding of wound healing, scars and keloid pathophysiology and laboratory research, topical usage and application of Panax Ginseng Cream, as an adjunct to standard treatments, is a logical choice for patinets with keloid and hyperthrophic scars. ScarFormulaÂ® should be applied twice per day over all scars and keloids, and continued for at least eight weeks. Continue beyond eight weeks only if the product shows activity for your keloid and improves the appearance or reduces the symptoms that you have from your keloid, symtoms such as itching, burning, pain, etc. ScarFormulaÂ® can also be used after application of cryotherpay to the skin.
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