Eleutherococcus Senticosus, also known as Siberian Ginseng Root is an adaptogenic herb. Aside from all the great work it does to manage stress and improve immunity, it specifically works on adrenal exhaustion (which is typically caused by chronic stress or infection). People who suffer from adrenal fatigue tend to feel tired all the time, have troubles getting adequate and restful sleep, may be depressed and anxious, and crave sugary and salty foods. By supporting the adrenals and our immune system, Ginseng works to combat these symptoms.
This particular herb has many other benefits. It works wonders on reducing cholesterol and normalizing blood sugars and blood pressure. It also improves mental alertness, increases energy and endurance, and helps combat insomnia. It is also great help for auto immune disorders, and combating viruses.
It is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation and for children under three years of age.
Take caution if you’re on oral contraceptives, cardioactive blood pressure, anticonvulsants, sedative and mood altering medications.
As with all medicinal herbs, it’s best to consult with a registered herbalist