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Benefits and Properties of Siberian Ginseng

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Benefits and Properties of Siberian Ginseng

Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian ginseng), is a genus of thirty-eight species of spiny shrubs and trees in the Araliaceae family. It is a plant endemic (characteristic) to the Siberia region. The herb was introduced into medicine as a result of the search by Russian scientists for a cure strengthening the immune system of people.

Siberian ginseng is used widely in medicine in China and Russia, for the prevention of infectious diseases. This valuable plant ideally supports the adaptation of the immune system to various adverse conditions.

It is extremely effective in increasing the energy in the human body. The dried roots of the Siberian ginseng plant are used in various extracts and nutritional 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 stress factors and help increase physical endurance, while being relatively safe and without particular side effects.

Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian ginseng) is widely used in various extracts and for its "adaptogenic" properties. Intensive clinical studies have confirmed the expediency of the so-called "adaptogen" - a drug supporting the health of the human organism, or more precisely, increasing mental performance during the work process and improving the general physiological state of the individual during chemotherapy, which is directly related to the fight against cancer.

It also supports the function of the adrenal glands. It increases the formation of red blood cells and helps or prevents anemia. It strengthens the digestive tract and it is good to take Siberian ginseng before meals. It also normalizes blood sugar.

Red blood cells

The herbal monograph of the European Community states that Siberian ginseng also has its contraindications. It is not suitable for people with blood pressure which is above one hundred and eighty to ninety. Siberian ginseng can potentially exacerbate hypertension.

It should be used very carefully by people with cardiovascular disease (eg atherosclerotic or rheumatic heart disease) as it may cause palpitations, tachycardia and the already mentioned hypertension.

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