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Eleuthero

Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng)(Eleutherococcus senticosus)• Used as a tonic to enhance mental and physical performance and to relieve weakness, exhaustion and tiredness• Used to enhance immune function, reduce the tendency to colds and flu, and improve resistance to stress• Used to improve performance in athletes• Used as an antitoxin to reduce toxicity of drugs, whether through chemotherapy or chemical pollutants• Used to reduce the tendency to hypertension and heart disease• Used to aid convalescence from injury or diseaseWith a history of medicinal use that stretches back more than 4000 years in the East, eleuthero has such outstanding properties as a balancing tonic that it is in fact the very herb for which the term adaptogen was coined. Indeed a Chinese poet of the Qing Dynasty declared that, “I would rather a handful of eleuthero than a cartload of gold and jewels.”Eleuthero ginseng root tackles a large variety of challenges and ills generated by today’s Western civilization. The amazing depth of its regulating and adaptogenic action deals with such symptoms as immune deficiency, endocrine imbalance, tissue hypoxia and various forms of endogenous and exogenous toxicosis. These dynamics are all correlated causative factors of today’s major complaint, fatigue.Renowned American herbalist Alan K. Tillotson remarks that, “it is one of the medicines we use most frequently in the clinic, because it really helps fight stress-induced fatigue. It increases general vitality, strength, endurance, and the ability to overcome the effects of long-term illness....”“The ability of Siberian ginseng to exert an immunomodulatory effect has been demonstrated by researchers,” notes naturopathic physician William A. Mitchell Jr., ND. He goes on to add that, “Siberian ginseng increases T-helper cells and the activity of natural killer cells. It stimulates the adrenal cortex, which enhances one’s capacity to work.... I use Siberian ginseng as an adaptogen for various abnormalities in one’s sense of well-being. These abnormalities can include nervous exhaustion, depression, and disease, especially flu. I have found that convalescence from both disease and surgery occurs more rapidly when one uses this plant.”A recent randomized control trial has additionally confirmed that eleuthero plays a role in reducing the cardiovascular stress response.Administration:45-90 drops (1.5-3ml), three times daily, in a mouthful of water, on an empty stomach.Contraindications and Cautions:Do not take this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you are allergic to Araliaceae plants. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking antibiotics, digoxin, antihypertensives, anti-psychotics, blood thinning medication or if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or are suffering from an acute infection.