Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What is Eleuthero Root?

Eleuthero is a woodland plant native to southeastern Siberia and the Korean peninsula, and adapted to the damp forests of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and northern California. A relative of the more famous red ginseng, eleuthero has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine since about 190 AD. 
Dried Eleuthero Root
Eleuthero root is also known as Siberian ginseng but should not be confused with American or Panax ginseng. "The U.S. banned the use of the name Siberian ginseng when with the passage of the Ginseng Labeling Act of 2002. This law was an attempt to reduce confusion between panax ginseng and eleuthero root." source

What are the Health Benefits?

Eleuthero Tincture Kit
Eleuthero is commonly used to enhance physical and mental well-being, and to treat fatigue, weakness, declining mental performance, and mild depression. It is a supplement that improves general energy and vitality, especially during times of stress or fatigue.
Eleuthero has been used to improve:
  • Alertness
  • Relaxation
  • Vitality
  • Mood
  • Appetite
  • Sleep and conditions of insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Resistance to colds
  • Blood pressure
  • Energy

Eleuthero has also been used for it's Anti-Inflammatory properties as well as Coagulation and for Osteoporosis.

I have read articles that state that the Eleuthero root extract has been shown fight against scavanging on DPPH free radicals.  In a study, a special preperation of the Eleuthero root extract exhibited high anti0lipi peroxidative activities, and against seven human cancer cells.   source

May cause insomnia if taken too close to bedtime. Not recommended for persons with uncontrolled high blood pressure.
Disclaimer: Not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.

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Unknown said...

I didn't know this. Great post. Thanks for joining us for our November CLIMB blog hop. Angie and I are very glad to have you join us.
Sew Crafty Angel

Black Fox Homestead said...

I didn't know this either. Fascinating. Thanks for sharing this with us at the HomeAcre Hop!

Journeys of The Zoo said...

I'd never heard about this before but I'm always interested in learning something new. I need to get a good nights sleep (for a few weeks) and if my fatigue keeps up, I might give it a try.

Thanks for linking up to my weekly Bloglovin Hop ( I hope that you make some friends and thanks for the support.

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

Raven said...

Thanks for the info! I love learning about herbs, and I did not know about this one.

Marla said...

I did not know about this herb. Appreciate your post and learning about it. Sharing for you. Have a wonderful healthy day!