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Siberian Ginseng, Eleutherococcus senticosus
Parts used: Root and rhizomes.
Constituents: Polysaccharides, eleutherosides, Salicylate 32µg per mL.
Actions: Adaptogen, stimulant, anti-radiation.
Indications:
Helps the body adapt to stress, by encouraging the adrenal glands.
Enhance mental acuity and physical endurance.
Improves the use of oxygen by the exercising muscle.
Combat harmful toxins, ethanol, and chemotherapeutic agents.
Reduces the side effects of radiation exposure.
Stimulate T-cell production, especially helper cells.
Enhances and supports the immune response, inhibits metastasis.
HIV infection, chronic fatigue syndrome, autoimmune illnesses such as lupus, Alzheimer`s disease, ADD, Common cold/sore throat, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Stress and fatigue.
Lowers blood glucose, inhibits clotting.
Herbal extract: 15-55mL per week, take for 6-8 weeks, followed by a 2-week break.
Surgical concerns: Lowers blood-sugar levels, increases risk of bleeding, interferes with warfarin (an anti-clotting drug).
Recommendations: Discontinue at least 7 days before surgery.
Caution: Ginseng may cause insomnia, High blood pressure.