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Eleuthero Root, Siberian Ginseng


Eleuthero Root (Siberian ginseng) - Herbal Research

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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
 
As a prophylactic and restorative tonic for enhancement of mental and physical capacities in cases of weakness, exhaustion and tiredness, and during convalescence (4, 18-20).
 
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and in traditional systems of medicine
 
Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, insomnia and dream-disturbed sleep (2).
 
Uses described in folk medicine, not supported by experimental or clinical data
 
As a carminative in the treatment of acute and chronic gastritis, as a diuretic, to treat impotence and to regulate blood pressure (7).
 
References:
2. Pharmacopoeia of the People’s Republic of China. Vol. I (English ed.). Beijing, Chemical Industry Press, 1997.
 
4. Farnsworth NR et al. Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus): current status as an adaptogen. In: Wagner H, Hikino H, Farnsworth NR, eds. Economic and medicinal plant research. Vol. 1. London, Academic Press, 1985:217-284.
 
7. Farnsworth NR, ed. NAPRALERT database. Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, February 9, 1998 production (an online database available directly through the University of Illinois at Chicago or through the Scientific and Technical Network [STN] of Chemical Abstracts Services).

18. Asano K et al. Effect of Eleutherococcus senticosus extracts on human physical working capacity. Planta Medica, 1986, 4:175-177.
 
19. Bohn B et al. Flow-cytometric studies with Eleutherococcus senticosus extract as an immunomodulatory agent. Arzneimittel-Forschung, 1987, 37:1193-1196.
 
20. Blumenthal M et al., eds. The complete German Commission E monographs. Austin, TX, American Botanical Council, 1998.
 


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