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Eleutherococcus senticosus


Fatigue, stress symptoms, nervousness, impotence, frigidity; as a general tonic and to build resistance to stress ...


Composition :
100% Eleutherococcus senticosus radix - 400mg/capsule

Part used :

Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus), also known as Ciwujia, is a species of small, woody shrub in the Ivy family (Araliaceae), native to northeastern Asia, more specifically, to Sibiria in the Amur region, and the Sakhalin Island, North Korea and northeastern China (Hebei, Shanxi and Manchuria), Finnland and Russia. It grows slowly to a average height of about 2 meters (6ft), with scattered branches and papery leaves oblong, 5 – 11 cm (2-4.5in) long and 2 – 4 cm (0.75-1.5in) wide, and white petioles 4 – 6 cm (1.5-2.5in). Fruit black, globose, 5mm (0.2in) in diameter.

Siberian Ginseng gained notoriety during Olympic Games and in space exploration as a source of endurance for the athletes and astronauts. It is thought to be a adaptogen (meaning it regulates the hormone metabolism) and there is a wide range of health benefits attributed to its use in herbal medicine. In Chinese herbology, Siberian Ginseng is used by people with bone marrow suppression caused bychemotherapy or radiation, angina, hypercholesterolemia, and neurasthenia with headache, insomnia, and poor appetite.

The root and the root bark are adaptogen, anti-inflammatory, hypoglycaemic (lowering blood sugar), tonic and vasodilatory (improving the elasticity of veins and arteries). It is taken internally during convalescence and in the treatment of menopausal problems, geriatric debility, physical and mental stress, and to stimulate sexual ability.

According to scientific analysis, Siberian Ginseng in fact contains more of the beneficial compounds found in Ginseng than Ginseng itself. Adaptogens (eleuteroside A, B, B1, C, D, E) and oleanolic glycosides (eleuteroside I, K, L, M) help reduce stress symptoms, depression (also in combination with Angelica / Angelica archangelica) and improve physical endurance and mental performance (without impacting sleep).


Take 3-6 capsules daily, with plenty of water.