siberian ginseng – eleuthero

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Part used Root and stem
Use 2 tsp dried root in 16oz water decoct 30 mins, steep 1 hour
Benefits
  • Mild adaptogen – unlikely to cause overstimulation
  • Relieves angina, lowers blood lipids, relaxes arteries and treats stress induced hypertension
  • Strengthens immune system and regular use prevents colds and infections
  • Reverses bone marrow suppression and decreased white blood cell count in patients undergoing cancer therapy
  • Enhances athletic performance – increases endurance, enhances mitochondrial activity, speeds recovery and prevents immune suppression from excessive training
  • Good to combine with cordyceps, rhodiola and schisandra for improving alertness and cognitive function when under stress of working long hours (eg students, doctors, nurses and type A personalities who work long hours)
Dangers May cause overstimulation in sensitive people

Adapted from:

Winston, D. & Maimes, S. (2007). Adaptogens: Herbs for strength, stamina and stress releif. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press

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