Eleuthero is a distant relative of Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng). Also known commonly as touch-me-not and devil’s shrub, frequently nicknamed Siberian ginseng .
It is native to the Taiga region of the Far East (south-eastern part of Russia, northern China, Korea, and Japan).
Possible Benefits: Tonic for overall good health & antiaging – Remedy for insomnia
Promotes mental vigor and alertness – Increases stamina and endurance, mentally and physically
Improves reflexes and coordination – Protects against stress-related illness
Potent aphrodisiac for improved sexual performance and fertility – Helps cure colds and infections
Helps control metabolism, appetite and digestion – Normalizes blood pressure and reduces cholesterol
Helpful with menopause symptoms like hot flashes and irregular periods
Enhances lung and immune functions; used to treat bronchitis
Other uses for Eleuthero Root Extract: Alzheimer’s disease – Athletic performance – Diabetes – Attention deficit disorder Chemotherapy support – Chronic fatigue syndrome – Fibromyalgia – Common cold/sore throat – Influenza (flu) – Stress and fatigue
Role for Anti-Aging: Studies have shown that it has considerable promise for increasing longevity and improving overall health. The plant may also play a role in the treatment of hypertension, blood sugar irregularities, and depression. Eleuthero is known to boost overall immune function and preliminary findings also suggests that it may prove valuable in the long-term management of various diseases of the immune system, including HIV infection and chronic fatigue syndrome. It also supports the body by helping the liver detoxify harmful toxins. Studies carried out in Russia have confirmed that ginseng can also exert a protective effect on the body during radiation exposure. Therefore, it may be of benefit to patients undergoing radiotherapy to treat cancer. The plant, also, helps the liver to detoxify harmful toxins. Animal studies have shown that it helps to protect against ethanol, sodium barbital, and the tetanus toxoid, and chemotherapeutic agents, among others. Eleuthero has also been shown to enhance mental acuity and physical endurance without the side effects associated with caffeine. Research suggests that it improves oxygen utilization by exercising muscle, thus it would be logical to assume that it may help to increase endurance and speed recovery from exercise.