Siberian ginseng: indications, contraindications, properties

Siberian ginseng is a widespread and well-known medicinal plant. Preparations are shown in infectious diseases, as well as hypotension (low blood pressure), fatigue, physical fatigue and increased mental stress.

Please note: Siberian Ginseng extract is one of the components of domestic tonic drink “Baikal”.

The tonic effect of the supplementation of the medicinal plants are growing fast enough, but it is not very resistant and persists for a few hours.

Characteristic plants

The geographical distribution of the Eleutherococcus – the country’s far East region. In Russia it is widespread on southern Sakhalin and in Primorski Krai. This shrub, belonging to the family Araliaceae, is found on wet fertile soils of mountain slopes and glades of fir and pine forests.

Siberian ginseng – high (4 m), spiny shrub with horizontal rhizomes. On the erect stems of the plant has numerous thin spikes. Leaves a kind of “patibility” forms have long (15 cm) stalks. Collected in umbellate inflorescences or single flowers Eleutherococcus quite small, but have a very strong pleasant smell.

A characteristic feature of this shrub is the presence on the same plant female, male and bisexual flowers.

Time of flowering medicinal plants in the second half of July – beginning of August, and the fruit, which is a globular black berries that ripen from early to mid-autumn. The embryo of the seeds-the seeds (5 pieces in each berry) is underdeveloped and can only germinate in the second year.

Important: the berries of the plant are considered poisonous!

The greatest value as a medicinal plant represent roots and rhizomes, harvested in autumn.

Biologically active components

In Siberian Ginseng are present in almost all connections, which are at the root of the Ginseng. Properties of some chemicals currently not fully understood.

The roots are found high concentration of the glycosides (eleutherosides) that contains coumaric triterpene and phenolic compounds. They are the main active substances of this medicinal plant. Present in Siberian Ginseng and gum, bioflavonoids, anthocyanins, pectins, resins, protein and lipid compounds, oleic acid, essential oil and alkaloid aralin.

The beneficial properties of Eleutherococcus

Siberian ginseng is a versatile adaptogen. It stimulates the biosynthesis of specific proteins and nucleic acids. Components present in this shrub increase the health and overall endurance. The products based on it are shown to increase the activity of the nervous system and raising vitality.

Siberian ginseng can improve visual acuity, to stabilize the level of sugar and hemoglobin in the blood.

Medicinal plants increases the functional activity of the reproductive system. Regular intake of the extract of rhizomes helps to improve sleep.

A plant-adaptogen improves the body’s resistance to overheating, hypothermia, poisons and toxins produced by pathogenic bacteria.

Siberian ginseng stimulates hematopoiesis (the process of haematopoiesis), accelerates the overall metabolism, and improves appetite. The active ingredients can regulate the redox processes, to stabilize blood pressure and even increase the “vital volume” of the lungs.

It is established that supplementation of rhizomes of Eleutherococcus significantly reduces the probability of cancer appearance.

Indications for use of preparations of Eleutherococcus

Preparations of Eleutherococcus prescribed for:

  • Acute respiratory infections and many other infectious diseases of bacterial and viral (including herpes);
  • benign and malignant tumors (in combination therapy);
  • radiation sickness;
  • diabetes;
  • diseases of the dentition (gingivitis and stomatitis);
  • leukemia;
  • osteochondrosis;
  • poisoning;
  • the deterioration of eyesight;
  • the hearing impairment;
  • traumatic injuries of the skin;
  • seborrhea (for external use);
  • the overall decrease in mental and physical performance;
  • mental disabilities;
  • nervous system pathologies associated with fatigue;
  • fatigue;
  • hypotension (low blood pressure);
  • menstrual irregularities;
  • infertility;
  • decrease in potency;
  • chronic pyelonephritis;
  • alopecia (decoction topically applied).

Important: extract of Eleutherococcus administered during chemotherapy of malignant tumors for the General strengthening of the body.

Side effects of drugs Eleutherococcus

In some cases, may briefly increase blood pressure.

If you exceed the recommended doses may develop diarrhoea.

Long course treatment sometimes becomes the cause of swelling caused by fluid retention in the body.

Contraindications to the use of drugs Eleutherococcus

The vast majority of people are resistant to treatment Eleutherococcus.

Contraindications to the application of funds on the basis of this plant are:

  • allergic to this plant;
  • hypertension;
  • arrhythmia;
  • myocardial infarction;
  • cirrhosis of the liver (alcoholic extracts);
  • chronic alcoholism (for pharmaceutical tinctures);
  • expressed atherosclerosis;
  • epilepsy;
  • cramps;
  • insomnia.

Important: with regular consumption of Siberian Ginseng does not exclude the increase of body weight.

The recommended dose

Adults and adolescents over 12 years of age, it is advisable to take 20-30 drops of tincture of pharmacy of Eleutherococcus in the morning half an hour before meals. Shows course admission. The course duration is 3-4 weeks.


With a significant excess of the prescribed daily dosages are possible:

  • headache;
  • heart palpitations;
  • unmotivated anxiety;
  • drowsiness.
The interaction of tincture of Siberian Ginseng with other drugs

Preparations of Eleutherococcus are antagonists barbiturates, antiepileptic drugs and tranquilizers.

Siberian ginseng potentiates the effects of drugs from the group of analeptics and psychostimulants.

Special recommendations for use of Eleutherococcus

Not recommended drink preparations of Eleutherococcus in the evening to avoid sleep at night. The technique requires blood pressure control.

During the course of treatment is not recommended to drive vehicles and operate other machines at risk.

Siberian ginseng during pregnancy

Women during pregnancy and breastfeeding child Siberian Ginseng to take. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe drugs to medicinal plants if the future mother marked hypotension, accompanied by fainting and headaches.

Siberian ginseng for kids and Teens

Children Siberian Ginseng can be administered in small doses (1 drop pharmaceutical preparation for the year of a child’s life). The multiplicity of reception 2 times per day. Unique plant helps young patients to fight seasonal infections. Not recommended Siberian Ginseng children, if the child there is increased excitability of the nervous system (hyperactivity).

Pharmacy form

In the drugstores you can buy Siberian Ginseng extract liquid, which is a dark brown liquid with a specific smell. The preparation is an alcoholic extract from the rhizomes of medicinal plants.

As a dietary Supplement use powder from dried rhizomes of Eleutherococcus. It is indicated for anemia, metabolic disorders, diseases of the liver, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract. Powder can be used as an external treatment for wounds and ulcers.

Syrup Siberian Ginseng is effective for improving immunity and is used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Storage conditions and shelf life

Pharmacy extract stored at temperatures between +15°C to +25°C shielded from sunlight.

Shelf life is 4 years. The store allows sedimentation.


Recipe of tincture of Eleutherococcus

To prepare a tincture of Eleutherococcus, you need to take 100 g of dried plant substrate and pour 400 ml of vodka or 40% solution of medical alcohol. To insist in a tightly sealed container in a dark place for 2 weeks, from time to time shaking. The finished product strain and ingest 20-25 drops before meals, 3 times a day. Tincture can be used as the vehicle for external application (preparation of lotions or wiping).

Recipe of tea from Eleutherococcus

To prepare a medicinal tonic tea you need to take 1 tbsp. spoon of dried crushed rhizomes and pour 200 ml of boiling water. Insist in a sealed container for 10 minutes. The drink is recommended to consume 1 glass 3 times a day instead of regular tea during the meal.

Preparation of broth of rhizomes of a plant

10 g of crushed dried rhizomes of the Siberian Ginseng and 5 g of dry calendula flowers pour 0.5 liters of water, put on low heat and bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Ready broth cool and strain. A decoction of Siberian Ginseng (the rhizome) is used for rubbing into the scalp seborrhea and alopecia, as well as to rinse the hair with brittle hair. It is recommended to use this remedy 2 times a week.

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