Siberian Ginseng | Eleutherococcus senticosus

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Siberian Ginseng

£4.00 50g           

Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

Dried roots of Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

Dried roots of Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding, with high blood pressure, sleep apnoea, narcolepsy, mental illness, heart diseas, a compromised immune system. Individuals taking digoxin or hexobarbital may suffer adverse reactions; seek advice before taking. Avoid during acute infections without professional advice. 

Overdoses may cause confusion, anxiety or irritability. 


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Eleutherococcus senticosus

Common name: Siberian Ginseng

Family: Araliaceae

Part used: Root

Habitat: Siberian Ginseng is a deciduous woody shrub native to forests of East Asia, China, Japan and Russia. 

Folklore and History: 

Constituents: Triterpenoid saponins (elehtherosides), lignans, flavones and coumarins

Actions: Adaptogenic, anti-ulcer, anti-cancer, radio-protectant, immune stimulant, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, hepatoprotective, choleretic, hypocholesterolaemic, moderates insulin levels

Traditional and current uses:

• Aids convalescence, particularly following antibiotics or prolonged periods of stress

• Oxidative stress

• "Over 35 studies with patients with atherosclerosis, acute pyelonephritis, diabetes, hypertension, trauma, neuroses, rheumatic heart disease, chronic bronchitis, insomnia, cancer and several other ailments have been performed. In most cases, a moderate improvement relative to the initial conditions was observed. [Farnsworth et al, 1985]"  (Heartwood School of Herbal Medicine, 2020)

• Type 2 diabetes 


Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.


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