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Encyclopedia > Eleutherococcus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Eleutherococcus

About 30 species, including:
Eleutherococcus divaricatus
Eleutherococcus giraldii
Eleutherococcus henryi
Eleutherococcus lasiogyne
Eleutherococcus leucorrhizus
Eleutherococcus rehderianus
Eleutherococcus senticosus
Eleutherococcus sessiliflorus
Eleutherococcus setchuensis
Eleutherococcus sieboldianus
Eleutherococcus simonii
Eleutherococcus spinosus
Eleutherococcus trichodon
Eleutherococcus trifoliatus
Eleutherococcus wilsonii

Eleutherococcus is a genus of about 30 species of thorny shrubs and trees in the family Araliaceae. They are native to eastern Asia, from southeast Siberia and Japan south to the Philippines, with the greatest diversity in central and western China.

Some species, notably Siberian ginseng E. senticosus, are used for herbal medicine. Several species are also grown as ornamental garden shrubs.

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Eleutherococcus (Acanthopanax) senticosus (4175 words)
Aqueous extract of roots of Eleutherococcus senticosus (SG) demonstrated that vascular effect of SG is endothelium-dependent and mediated by NO &/or EDHF dependent on the vessel size as shown in in vitro vascular ring preparations from dog carotid artery, rat aorta and rat mesenteric artery.
Myocardial infarction lesions are decreased and recovery is accelerated by Eleutherococcus in rats.
Increasing and decreasing the stress response effect of Eleutherococcus senticosus is by increased occupancy of positive and negative feedback stress hormone receptors by their natural ligands due to inhibition of specific enzymes which function to limit receptor occupancy.
Eleutherococcus senticosus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (497 words)
Eleutherococcus senticosus is a species of small, woody shrub in the family Araliaceae native to Northeastern Asia.
Eleutherococcus is a new addition to Western natural medicine, but has quickly gained a reputation similar to that of the better known and more expensive Chinese Ginseng.
Eleutherococcus has immunoprotective effects against breast (mammary gland) carcinoma, stomach carcinoma, oral cavity carcinoma, skin melanoma and ovarian carcinoma.
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