Can American ginseng relieve health problems? With the existing outbreak of influenza-like illnesses, many people are trying to boost their immune systems with supplements. Ginseng is an integral ingredient often, but its therapeutic use may extend far beyond that. Researchers are actually investigating whether ginseng might help relieve health complications ranging from diabetes to melancholy to erectile dysfunction. The Ontario Ginseng Technology & Analysis Consortium at The University of Western Ontario will explore medical uses, plant biotechnology, digesting, friday and commercialization for Ontario-grown American ginseng at a conference starting, 6th and closing Saturday November, November 7th at London Hall, 1140 Western Road, London, Canada.This content can be republished with kind authorization from our friends at The Kaiser Family Foundation. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily Health Plan Statement, search the archives, or sign up for email delivery of in-depth coverage of wellness policy developments, discussions and debates. The Kaiser Daily Wellness Policy Report is published for Kaisernetwork.org, a free of charge service of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2008 Advisory Board Organization and Kaiser Family Base.