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Siberian Ginseng
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Eleutherococcus
Species: E. senticosus
Binomial name
Eleutherococcus senticosus
Rupr. & Maxim.

Siberian ginseng is the common name given to the species Eleutherococcus senticosus. It is named from its herbal properties similar to those of the related ginseng, however it is not a true ginseng as it belongs to a different genus in the Araliaceae. Because of this it is also sometimes called eleuthero. Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Divisions Land plants (embryophytes) Non-vascular plants (bryophytes) Hepatophyta - liverworts Anthocerophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses Vascular plants (tracheophytes) Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongues Seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta - flowering plants Adiantum pedatum (a fern... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also angiosperms or Magnoliophyta) are one of the major groups of modern plants, comprising those that produce seeds in specialized reproductive organs called flowers, where the ovulary or carpel is enclosed. ... Orders see text Dicotyledons or dicots are flowering plants whose seed contains two embryonic leaves or cotyledons. ... Families Apiaceae (carrot family) Araliaceae (ginseng family) Pittosporaceae Griseliniaceae Torriceliaceae The Apiales are an order of flowering plants. ... Genera Aralia Fatsia Hedera - Ivy Panax - Ginseng Reynoldsia Schefflera and others, see text of article The Araliaceae is known as the Ivy or Ginseng family. ... Species 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... In biology, binomial nomenclature is a standard convention used for naming species. ... Dioscorides’ Materia Medica, c. ... Species Panax ginseng - Chinese Ginseng Panax japonicus - Japanese Ginseng Panax pseudoginseng - Himalayan Ginseng Panax quinquefolius - American Ginseng Panax trifolius - Dwarf Ginseng Panax vietnamensis - Vietnamese Ginseng Ginseng (Panax) is a genus of about five or six species of slow-growing perennial plants with fleshy roots, in the family Araliaceae. ... Genera Aralia Fatsia Hedera - Ivy Panax - Ginseng Reynoldsia Schefflera and others, see text of article The Araliaceae is known as the Ivy or Ginseng family. ...


Siberian Ginseng is a relatively new addition to Western natural medicine, but has quickly gained a reputation similar to that of the better known and more expensive Chinese Ginseng. Though the chemical make-up of the two herbs differs, their effects seem to be similar.


Siberian ginseng is a powerful tonic herb with an impressive range of health benefits. Unlike many herbs with a medicinal use, it is more useful for maintaining good health rather than treating ill health. Research has shown that it stimulates resistance to stress and so it is now widely used as a tonic in times of stress and pressure. In an alarming situation, the adrenal glands release corticosteroids and adrenaline which prepare the organism for the fight or flight reaction. When these hormones are depleted, the organism reaches an exhaustive phase. Eleutherococcus delays the exhaustive phase and allows a more economical and efficient release of these hormones. Stress has different meanings in different fields: Look up stress in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Tonic may mean: A concept from musical harmony and musical theory: see Tonic (music); A carbonated beverage flavoured with quinine, used in cocktails: see Tonic water. ... In mammals, the adrenal glands are the triangle-shaped endocrine glands that sit atop the kidneys. ... In physiology, corticosteroids are a class of steroid hormones that are produced in the adrenal cortex. ... Epinephrine (INN) or adrenaline (BAN) is a hormone and a neurotransmitter. ... This article or section should include material from Fight-or-flight The flight or fight response, also called the acute stress response, was first described by Walter Cannon in the 1920s as a theory that animals react to threats with a general discharge of the sympathetic nervous system. ...


This plant is a very commonly used folk treatment in China and Russia where it is used as a ginseng substitute. It is a pungent bitter-sweet warming herb that is said to be stronger in its action than ginseng. Regular use is said to restore vigour, improve the memory and increase longevity. Species Panax ginseng - Chinese Ginseng Panax japonicus - Japanese Ginseng Panax pseudoginseng - Himalayan Ginseng Panax quinquefolius - American Ginseng Panax trifolius - Dwarf Ginseng Panax vietnamensis - Vietnamese Ginseng Ginseng (Panax) is a genus of about five or six species of slow-growing perennial plants with fleshy roots, in the family Araliaceae. ...


The root and the root bark are adaptogen, anti-inflammatory, hypoglycemic, tonic and vasodilator. It is taken internally during convallescence and in the treatment of menopausal problems, geriatric debility, physical and mental stress etc. It works by strengthening the body's natural immune system. It has also been used to combat radiation sickness and exposure to toxic chemicals. This herb is not prescribed for children, and should not be used for more than 3 weeks at one time. Caffeine should not be taken when using this herb. A word created by Russian scientist Dr. Nicolai Lazarev to mean a remedy believed to help the body deal with stresses i. ... Anti-inflammatory refers to the property of a substance that reduces inflammation. ... Hypoglycemia is a medical term referring to a pathologic state produced and usually defined by a lower than normal amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. ... Tonic may mean: A concept from musical harmony and musical theory: see Tonic (music); A carbonated beverage flavoured with quinine, used in cocktails: see Tonic water. ... A vasodilator is a substance that causes blood vessels in the body to become wider by relaxing the smooth muscle in the vessel wall. ... Menopause (also known as the Change of life or climacteric) is a stage of the human female reproductive cycle that occurs as the ovaries stop producing estrogen, causing the reproductive system to gradually shut down. ... The immune system is the system of specialised cells and organs that protects an organism from outside biological influences. ... Radiation poisoning, also called radiation sickness, is a form of damage to organic tissue due to excessive exposure to ionizing radiation. ... Caffeine molecular structure Anhydrous USP grade Caffeine Caffeine, also known as trimethylxanthine, coffeine, theine, mateine, guaranine, methyltheobromine and 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine, is a xanthine alkaloid found naturally in such foods as coffee beans, tea, kola nuts, Yerba mate, guarana berries, and (in small amounts) cacao beans. ...


Eleutherococcus has immunoprotective effects against breast (mammary gland) carcinoma, stomach carcinoma, oral cavity carcinoma, skin melanoma and ovarian carcinoma. It was found to have a pronounced effect on T lymphocytes, predominantly of the helper/inducer type, but also on cytotoxic and natural killer cells. In both males and females, the breasts are composed of adipose tissue and mammary glands. ... In medicine, carcinoma is any cancer that arises from epithelial cells. ... In medicine, carcinoma is any cancer that arises from epithelial cells. ... In medicine, carcinoma is any cancer that arises from epithelial cells. ... Skin cancer, close-up of level IV melanoma Melanoma is a malignant tumour of melanocytes . ... In medicine, carcinoma is any cancer that arises from epithelial cells. ... T cells are a subset of lymphocytes that play a large role in the immune response. ... Cytotoxicity is the quality of being poisonous to cells. ...


References and external links

  • Brunner, R., Tabachnik, B. (1990). Soviet Training and Recovery Methods, pp.217-21. Sport Focus Publishing.
  • Bohn, B., Nebe, C.T. and Birr, C. (1987). Flow Cytometric Studies with Eleutherococcus senticosus extract as an Immunomodulating Agent. Drug Res. 37(10): 1193-1196.
  • Siberian ginseng article
  • Eleuthero article

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