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Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

January 01, 2020

Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

Ginseng is one of the most commonly used herbal remedies for maintaining good health rather than treating illness. it is used as an adaptagen as well as increasing performance and endurance. Siberian ginseng grows 2 to 3 m tall where the branches are covered with woody spikes. The route has a strong smell and bitter taste. Siberian ginseng is native to Russia China Korea and Japan where it grows in forests up to 800 m in altitude and is harvested in autumn. In Chinese medicine the texts can be translated to ‘strengthening the tendons and bones.’

Ginseng increases performance and concentration. The active constituents include;
1) flavonoids
2) saponins
3) coumarins
4) lignans 
5)phenylpropanoids
6) sugars & glycans 
Siberian ginseng acts as a remedy in times of fatigue and weakness it helps to boost the immune system by strengthening the bodies response to infection as well as benefiting low blood pressure and acting as a supportative for radiotherapy. In Chinese medicine Ginseng is used for disorders of the liver, kidneys and spleen. (not intended as medical advice)



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