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Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)(Siberian Ginseng)

Key Health Actions: decrease blood pressure, immune system enhancement, physical stamina and mental clarity/alertness.


Renowned for its ability to increase mental alertness, the immune system, and muscle performance, scientists believe Eleuthero helps prevent “adrenal burnout” caused by ongoing physical or mental stress.  For this reason it is a natural resource to assist in the training of athletes.  The mental alertness it offers is comparable in nature to caffeine, but without the crash that often accompanies caffeine.


eleuthero siberian ginseng 150x150 Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)(Siberian Ginseng) Eleuthero is native to the forests of Siberia and Korea. More recently, it has adapted to parts of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Eleuthero is a relative of the ginseng family and has been cultivated for medicinal use for over 2,000 years.  Previously, it was known as ‘Siberian Ginseng.’

Eleuthero contains eleutherosides and lipophilic triterpenoid saponins, and is considered to be adaptogenic and antichloresteremic.

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Powder, dried roots or stems, capsules, tablets and tinctures.siberian ginseng root eleuthero 150x150 Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)(Siberian Ginseng)

Caution is advised when taking blood pressure medications, as it may reduce the need for medication.

Contributed by Jen Awdry, OWC Researcher

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