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Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus Senticosus, Siberian Ginseng)

Eleutherococcus Senticosus (aka Acanthopanax senticosus, Siberian Ginseng, or Eleuthero) is a species of small, woody shrub in the family Araliaceae native to Northeastern Asia. It has been studied as an adaptogen, and has a history of use in Chinese medicine, where it is known as c?? w?? ji??.

Eleuthero is a new addition to Western natural medicine, but has quickly gained a reputation similar to that of Chinese Ginseng. Though the chemical make-up of the two herbs differs, their effects seem to be similar.

The herb is an adaptogen, is anticholesteremic, is mildly anti-inflammatory, is antioxidant, is a nervine, and is an immune tonic.

It is useful when the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) is depleted. Symptoms of this condition include fatigue, stress, neurasthenia, and sore muscles associated with the hypofunctioning of the endocrine system, and adrenal exhaustion indicated by a quivering tongue, dark circles under the eyes, and dilating/contracting pupils. Eleuthero may alleviate these symptoms.

Most of the research is in Russian or Korean. E. senticosus contains eleutherosides, triterpenoid saponins that are lipophilic and that can fit into hormone receptors. Supporters of E. senticosus as medicine claim that it possesses a variety of medicinal properties.
Supplements with this ingredient:
Methyl Depot (Prohormones)

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