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      Benefits of Siberian Ginseng 

      Eleutherococcus senticosus

      Siberian Ginseng information

      Siberian ginseng root is used by herbal practitioners as an adaptogenic, immune modulating tonic.

      Siberian ginseng root can be used for:

      Enhancing immune function

      Improving mental and physical performance



      Exhaustion, insomnia and depression

      Chronic fatigue


      Hypertension (however some studies have found it to be useful in the treatment of hypertension).

      Side effects

      ‘Ginseng abuse syndrome’ if normal doses are exceeded, including symptoms such as insomnia, diarrhoea and hypertension.


      Enhances the action of antibiotics and effects of hexobarbital.

      Active compounds

      Triterpenoid saponins such as eleuthrosides, volatile oils, resin, starch, Vitamin A

      What herbal practitioners say about Siberian ginseng root

      Siberian ginseng (or Eleuthero) is not actually part of the Ginseng family.  It has been thoroughly researched in Russia into its effectiveness in improving stamina and endurance in factory workers and athletes.  It has been found to increase energy and vitality, and enable the body to better withstand stress whether physical or mental.  It is very useful in the treatment of low energy levels, weakness, chronic fatigue and exhaustion.  It increases bone marrow activity and hence white blood cell production, increasing immunity and making it useful during chemotherapy.  Siberian ginseng combines well with licorice in the treatment of adrenal exhaustion.

      Tincture dose

      Adult dose:                 0.5 – 2.5mls three times a day. 

      Children’s dose:        0.3 – 1ml three times a day.

      Based on a ratio of herb to alcohol of 1:3

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