Root & Bones - Eleuthero


Eleuthero, also known as Siberian Ginseng has been used for thousands of year to boost immunity, increase endurance and reduce fatigue. Eleuthero was regarded as one of the most precious herbs in the known world by Li Shih-Chen, a 16th century herbalist who compiled the Compendium of Materia Medica. The book, which is still in print, described over 2,000 herbs and 10,000 natural remedies. Of eleuthero, he wrote that he would “rather take a handful of eleuthero than a cartload of gold and jewels.”

Eleuthero is one of the better-known and widely used adaptogens (plants that increase resistance to stress and improve overall health) and can be used for extended periods in most adults. It is commonly recommended for those who are weak, recovering from illness, or lack energy or stamina. Athletes use it to improve endurance and recovery time. It is helpful support for auto immune disorders such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other more common debilitating illnesses such as influenza. Eleuthero is also considered a cardiotonic, and helps to support healthy cholesterol levels and reduce allergic reactions. A 2010 study suggests that eleuthero may also encourage healthy bone density; it contains the flavonoid quercetin, shown to stimulate osteoblasts (bone building cells) and inhibit formation of osteoclasts (cells that break down bone tissue). Animal and in vitro research suggests it supports healthy brain function and cognition.

Our Eleuthero is wildcrafted in China’s northern Heilongjiang province.

3.0 oz.

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