Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
Usage / Preparation
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|This plant belongs to the Araliaceae family and is a distant relative of Asian Ginseng (Panax ginseng). Also known commonly as "Touch-me-not" and "Devil’s shrub", Eleutherococcus has been most frequently nicknamed Siberian Ginseng. It is native to the Taiga region of the Far East (southeastern part of Russia, northern China, Korea, and Japan). The root and the rhizomes (underground stem) are used. Eleutherococcus is an "adaptogen" (an agent that helps the body adapt to stress). It is a tonic for the support of mental and physical capacities in cases of weakness, exhaustion and tiredness, and during convalescence. It helps during recovery and rehabilitation and contributes to more mental and physical energy.|