Siberian Ginseng (Eleuthero)
Immune System Booster
By increasing immune cell production of the body, Eleuthero helps boost the immune system. The herb helps increase the levels of antibody molecules IgG and IgM, which are responsible for protecting the body against microbes. Additional, by supporting the liver's natural detoxification processes, Eleuthero helps boost the body's immune system and has also been found effective in helping the liver process harmful toxins, including sodium barbital, alcohol, and tetanus toxin.
Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
For decades, Eleuthero has proved to be an active agent in improving blood sugar levels, blood lipid levels and insulin usage in diabetics. Siberian Ginseng significantly reduces insulin resistance and thus reduces blood glucose levels. In a laboratory study to confirm the effect of the Eleuthero's components, eleutherans A, B, C, D, E, F and G, on blood sugar, it was proved that these compounds can normalise blood sugar levels making Eleuthero very useful for improving diabetes.
Improves Cognitive Function and Memory
Eleuthero enhances neuronal communication concerned with memory and learning. Eleuthero also has a significant stress-reducing ability that helps restore memory deficits as a result of excess stress. Eleuthero helps improve mental function such as memory and concentration by increasing blood flow to the brain.
Helps Manage Menopause
Extracts of Eleuthero and its compounds eleutherosides are associated with binding to estrogen receptor sites. They thus could help lessen the effect of estrogen withdrawal in women going through menopause. Plus, Eleuthero has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine to increase muscle and bone strength. It's beneficial for treating or preventing osteoporosis.
Some pain-relieving drugs like naproxen sodium work by inhibiting the inflammatory pathway activating enzyme COX-2. Eleuthero has also been associated with reduced expression of COX-2, thus making it a promising natural remedy for preventing inflammation. Eleuthero also reduces the excess mast cell activity associated with allergic inflammation.
Following a review of studies where a standardised extract of Eleuthero was used, it was confirmed that this herb effectively treats herpes simplex 2 and relieves the symptoms of a common cold. Eleuthero extract is also effective against several RNA viruses, including influenza A virus, respiratory syncytial virus, and human rhinovirus. Siberian ginseng helps fight against these viruses as it prevents their replication.
Reduces Respiratory Tract Infections
Being an immune stimulant, Eleuthero helps bring about a shortened length and severity of lung infections such as pneumonia, corona viruses and influenza.
Improves Low Blood Pressure
Being a stimulant, this powerful herb increases circulation and heart rate. Hence, Eleuthero helps raise blood pressure over time, making it a beneficial herb for people living with hypotension.
Helps Fight Cancer
By slowing cancer progression and boosting the body's immune system, Eleuthero has shown a promising effect in improving cancer outcomes. In a study, it was found to significantly reduce the growth of lung and liver cancers. Eleuthero also helps protect from the mutation of cancerous cell aside from helping fight already formed cancer cells.
Improves Athletic Performance
Studies in athletes have revealed that Eleuthero can increase performance by prolonging endurance time, decreasing blood glucose levels, and increasing heart rate. It also reduces exercise-induced immunosuppression and exercise-induced serotonin release. These are two factors that make exercise more tasking and can prolong recovery time after exercise.
Prevents and Repairs Nerve Damage
Different studies have confirmed the effect of Eleutherosides in preventing and repairing nerve damage. For decades, Siberian ginseng has been used as a management and preventative medication for progressive neurological conditions like Alzheimer's disease. Eleuthero helps improve nerve regeneration and synapse reformation.
Improves Lymphatic Function
Eleutherosides have been associated with the lymphatic function of the lymph node network. Eleuthero was found to significantly reduce oedema within 2 to 4 hours after consumption.
Heals Wound and Prevent Ulcers
By boosting the immune system, Eleuthero may help speed up the healing process. The compound components of Eleuthero have also shown some properties that help prevent ulcer formation, including diabetic foot ulcers.
BOTANICAL NAME: Eleutherococcus senticosus
OTHER NAME(S): Acanthopanax Obovatus, Acanthopanax Obovatus Hoo, Acanthopanax senticosus, Buisson du Diable, Ci Wu Jia, Ciwujia, Ciwujia Root, Ciwujia Root Extract, Devil's Bush, Devil's Shrub, Éleuthéro, Eleuthero Extract, Eleuthero Ginseng, Eleuthero Root, Eleutherococci Radix, Éleuthérocoque, Ginseng de Sibérie, Ginseng des Russes, Ginseng Root, Ginseng Siberiano, Ginseng Sibérien, Hedera senticosa, North Wu Jia Pi, Phytoestrogen, Plante Secrète des Russes, Poivre Sauvage, Prickly Eleutherococcus, Racine d’Eleuthérocoque, Racine de Ginseng, Racine Russe, Russian Root, Shigoka, Siberian Eleuthero, Siberian Ginseng, Thorny Bearer of Free Berries, Touch-Me-Not, Untouchable, Ussuri, Ussurian Thorny Pepperbrush, Wild Pepper, Wu Jia Pi, Wu-jia