Common name: Siberian Ginseng
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
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