Eleutherococcus senticosus

Restores and enhances vital energy, builds stamina and endurance, aids mental and physical performance. Highly regarded adaptogen, modulates immunity, relieves stress. Also known as Siberian ginseng, it grows as a hardy shrub, with soft prickles up the stem and finger-like leaves. The root is harvested after four years of growth, but the older the better. Relieves jet lag, aids sleep. Avoid use with digoxin.

Part used - root

Dosages - Tincture - 60-100 drops 1-4 times daily

Standard infusion - up to three cups daily

Syrup/honey - 1 tablespoon 3-4 times daily

WARNING! May cause overstimulation and if so, discontinue use.

Enhances efficacy of mycin-class antibiotics.

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