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Eleuthero Root

  • Eleutherococcus senticosus
  • Origin: China
Eleuthero Root

Common Name

Standardized: eleuthero
Other: Siberian ginseng, Ussurian thorny pepperbush

Botanical Name

Eleutherococcus senticosus (Rupr. & Maxim.) Maxim.
Plant Family: Araliaceae



Eleuthero is a woodland plant native to southeastern Siberia and the Korean peninsula, and adapted to the damp forests of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and northern California. A relative of the more famous red ginseng, eleuthero has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine since about 190 AD.


Eleutherosides B and E, and immunostimulant complex polysaccharides.

Parts Used

The dried root.

Typical Preparations

Encapsulated root, tea, or tincture, may be added to juices or smoothies.


May cause insomnia if taken too close to bedtime. Not recommended for persons with uncontrolled high blood pressure.

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