Eleuthero Root (Organic)
Bulk Herbs: Eleuthero Root, Organic
Size: 1 oz package
Also Known as: Devil's Shrub, Ci wu jia (Chinese), Ussurian thorny pepperbush, Acanthopanax senticosus
Farming Type: Organic
Listed in the Chinese Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing (The Divine Husbandman’s Classic of the Materia Medica) over 2000 years ago, eleuthero has been used extensively in traditional Chinese medicine for millennia, yet was barely noticed by the rest of the world until Russian researchers began studying it in the 1960's. In fact the term 'adaptogen' came from Soviet scientist, N.V. Lazarev, who, in 1947 coined this term when describing eleuthero's actions. He stated that an adaptogen increased "non-specific resistance of an organism to adverse influence." It is also referred to as 'Siberian ginseng' and is often compared with the more familiar Panax ginseng or 'true ginseng' yet they differ substantially and therefore can't be considered interchangeable.
Eleuthero is now widely utilized in the western herbalism to support general health and to improve endurance and stamina. It is prescribed for use in France, Germany, and Russia as well.
Note: May cause insomnia if taken too close to bedtime. Not recommended for persons with uncontrolled high blood pressure.
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