Benefits and properties of Siberian ginseng genus of thirty-eight species of thorny shrubs and trees of the family Araliaceae. It is a plant endemic to the Siberian region. The herb was introduced into medicine due to the search by Russian scientists for a drug that strengthens the human immune system.
Siberian ginseng is widely used in medicine in China and Russia for the prevention of infectious diseases. This valuable plant is ideal for adapting the immune system to various adverse conditions. It is extremely effective in increasing the energy in the human body.
Siberian ginseng properties
The dried roots of the Siberian ginseng plant are used in various extracts and food supplements, which may contain several essential substances, such as vitamins, minerals, cellulose and ethanol. Siberian ginseng is also widely used in folk medicine, as its active components can provide protection against various stressors and help increase physical endurance, while being relatively safe and without significant side effects.
Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian ginseng) is widely used in various extracts and because of its “adaptogenic” properties. Intensive clinical studies have confirmed the appropriateness of the so-called “adaptogen” – a drug that supports the health of the human body, or more precisely increases mental performance during the work process and improves the overall physiological condition of the individual during chemotherapy, which is directly related to the fight against cancer.
Siberian ginseng benefits
It also supports the function of the adrenal glands. Increases the formation of red blood cells and thus helps or prevents anemia. Strengthens the digestive tract and it is good to take Siberian ginseng before meals. It also normalizes blood sugar. The herbal monograph of the European Community states that Siberian ginseng also has its contraindications. Not suitable for people with blood pressure over one hundred and eighty to ninety.
Siberian ginseng can potentially exacerbate hypertension. It should be used with extreme caution in patients with cardiovascular disease (eg atherosclerotic or rheumatic heart disease) as it can cause palpitations, tachycardia and the aforementioned hypertension.