Eleuthero aka. Siberian Ginseng
Eleuthero is widely used to support those feeling physically and mentally exhausted. It’s known for relieving the symptoms of stress by enhancing stamina, bringing health to weakened adrenal glands, and crisp clarity to a tired mind. Oh yeah! You’re welcome, mama.
- Reduces fatigue
- Improves cognitive function
- Strengthens Immunity
- Eases stress
Eleuthero, or Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus), originates from Eastern Russia, Northeastern China, Korea, and Japan. It has been used for thousands of years as an overall body tonic and adaptogen to strengthen Qi (energy). Although the plant’s common name is ginseng, it is not true Asian Ginseng. In an attempt to reduce confusion, many experts call Siberian Ginseng by a shortened version of its Latin name, Eleuthero. The two plants, Asian Ginseng and Siberian Ginseng, are botanical relatives with many similarities. However, it is widely agreed that Eleuthero is the more gentle healer and better tolerated by people of varying ages and physical constitutions.
Could Optimize Health and Vitality
Many experts consider Eleuthero a premiere tonic for vitality and a stellar adaptogen to strengthen the body during times of stress. A botanical adaptogen is one that supports all the body systems needed to help us better adapt to stress and change. Regular use of this botanical remedy is extremely effective for maintaining optimal health. Often celebrated as a remedy for resilience, Eleuthero protects its users from the negative effects of stress and restores strength to those already feeling the deep impacts of acute or prolonged stress. These powerful actions are likely related to Eleuthero’s balancing effect on adrenals and its ability to soothe and repair the nervous system, including damage to nerve tissue.
May Offer an Immune Boost
Eleuthero is also considered a wonderful immune tonic. Protocols designed to boost overall immunity often include this remedy due to its ability to stimulate various important aspects of the immune system, like T-helper cells and NK cells (a type of white blood cell produced in the lymph). These actions classify Eleuthero as an important daily tonic to support us during times of increased viral infections. Also, Eleuthero has been given to those experiencing edema (swelling) in the body and in the lymphatic tissue, making it a fabulous remedy for swollen, sore throats.
Could Improve Brain Function
In addition, Eleuthero is also commonly praised for its ability to improve cognitive function, most likely as a result of improving circulation to the brain and throughout the body. It’s reported to help stabilize blood sugar and assist with hormone balance by binding to estrogen receptors.
All of these actions combined have created Eleuthero’s reputation as an important go-to-remedy for overall health. It brings stamina, ease, and resiliency to hectic days and an overall feeling that you’ve totally got this (no matter what life throws at you). So, for moms, it’s basically superpower juice! 🙂