Sometimes known as Siberian ginseng, eleuthero is native to Japan, northern China, southeastern Russia, South Korea, and North Korea.
What is Eleuthero?
There is evidence that eleuthero was first used as an herbal remedy in China some 2,000 years ago.
The plant is mostly used in traditional medicines as an adaptogen, a compound that helps the body better handle and adapt to stress. Eleuthero also acts as a stimulant, increasing nervous system function.
Although they have similar benefits and usages, eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus and Acanthopanax senticosus) is not related to American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) or true ginseng (Panax ginseng.)
12 potential health benefits
In traditional and herbal medicines, eleuthero is used to treat dozens of different health conditions.
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