- Eleutherococcus senticosus
± 60g - 70g
½ teaspoon once a day
up to 3 teaspoons for cronic ailments
In the 16th century, Li Shih-Chen, a pharmacologist and physician wrote a 52-volume manuscript documenting over 10,000 substances used to support health.
But there was one herb that stood out to him. When it came to the herb eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng) He said, “I would rather take a handful of eleuthero than a cartload of gold and jewels.
eleuthero has been used extensively in traditional asian medicine for millennia, yet was barely noticed by the rest of the world until Russian researchers began studying it in the 1960's. Impressed with its incredible benefits, eleuthero was used in the Soviet Union to support worker productivity, strengthen their army, make champion athletes in the olympics, and was even taken into space by soviet astronauts who consumed it on a regular basis.
Eleuthero’s benefits are powerful when it comes to protecting and nourishing good health. This plant ows its common name - Siberian ginseng - to its ginseng like properties and effects such as strengthening the body, enhancing performance, and its ability to give a tremendous boost to sexual vigor and function.
Although they have similar benefits and usages, modern research shows that eleuthero is not related to American ginseng or Panax ginseng. Eleuthero has its own set of phytochemicals that act similar to those in true ginsengs (ginsenosides).
In Traditional Chinese Medicine its action is to invigorate physical energy, regulate vigour, strengthen the skeleton and tendons, and increase one's ambition. As a motivational herb, Siberian Ginseng is hard to beat – there isn’t much else that can deliver so much wonderful, raw energy. for this reason it was given to many siberian warriors from young, as well as right before battle as it is stimulating to one’s energy level within minutes of consumption — and increases vitality over time.
It is also famous as an adaptogenic herb, thus aiding humans in handling stress and increasing mental and physical endurance.
Chemical analysis reveals that the active substances in Eleuthero are sterols, coumarins, flavonoids and polysaccharides. Some of the specific compounds in the plant that have been isolated for their medicinal value include daucosterol, syringaresinol, isofraxidin, hyperine, sesamin, friedelin and syringin.
Eleuthero research has focused primarily on mechanisms related to stress-protective activity. Interactions within the HPA axis regulate the stress response, and adaptogens, such as Eleuthero, have been proven help to maintain homeostasis in the presence of stress.
eleutheros main effects as an adaptogen are believed to be due to its concentration of a unique family of compounds known as eleutherosides.
Additionally, two polysaccharides in the plant display specific immune-enhancing power by promoting phagocytosis – when protective cells engulf harmful microorganisms, damaged cells and foreign particles. These particular polysaccharides also help with the promotion of protective B lymphocytes.
Research has also proven that this amazing herb can increase mental sharpness, and act as a general neuroprotector for neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s disease. Research also points to improved oxygen utilization as a mechanism behind the documented improvement in endurance that so regularly comes with the consumption of siberian ginseng. Other measured enhancements include improved cardiovascular function and improved glycogen metabolism
This revered herb may not be classified as true ginseng, but eleuthero root studies carried out all around the world substantiate its comparability to real ginseng in its historical use in siberian, korean, japanese and chinese culture. We produce powdered root and concentrated liquid extracts of eleuthero and it can also be found in our adaptogenic tincture too