E. Senticosus belongs to the same family as Panax ginseng (Araliceae). The two medicinal herbs share many of the same medicinal qualities being they are both considered adaptogen compounds. The dried herb can be used in herbal tea, herbal tinctures, salves or can be powdered and encapsulated.
The benefits of Eleutherococcus Root were not discovered until a major shortage in Ginseng. This caused scientists to actively seek out plant compounds with similar qualities.
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Interestingly enough Eleutherococcus Root used to be called "Siberian ginseng" in the herbal market. In 2002, the U.S prohibited using the term “ginseng” for any plant that doesn’t contain ginsenosides. Ginsenosides are unique to strains of Ginseng although the Eleutherococcus Root contains glycosides with very similar properties.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine the herb is known as is known as "Ci wu jia" The plant grows in coniferous mountain forests, in low undergrowth and usually found in groups. The herbal plant is not picky about soil quality. Growing in nearly any type of dirt including clay filled soil with both high and low acidity.
The active compounds found in Eleutherococcus include lignans, sesamin,, syringaresinol, phenylpropanes, coumarins, beta-sitosterol and daucosterol.
The information we share on this website is based on research from books, the internet, research papers, and personal experience with native plants. The information contained in this website should not be considered medical advice. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. For diagnosis or treatment consult your physician.
As with any food, allergic reactions can also occur with herbs. If you are pregnant or breast feeding do not use this herb. Speak with a medical professional if you have any concerns or adverse reactions.