herbals siberian-ginseng

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Siberian Ginseng

Scientific:Eleutherococcus senticosus
Other:Siberian Ginseng
Synonym:Acanthopanax senticosus

Indications

Used similarly to Panax ginseng but is less stimulating and thus can be used long-term in young and elderly patients.

Endocrine
• stress
• adrenal fatigue
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

Immune
colds
influenza
• viral infection (RNA viruses)
- human rhinovirus (HRV)
- respiratory synctial virus (RSV)
- influenza A

Note: not effective against DNA viruses (adeno or herpes simplex virus).

Cancer
• chemotherapy and radiation side effects
• fatigue
• leukopenia
• neutropenia
• immunosuppresion

Cardiovascular
• poor heart function
congestive heart failure (CHF)
• arrhythmia

Exercise
• suboptimal exercise performance (athletic use)
- reduced endurance
- prolonged recovery time
- suppressed immune system

CNS
• poor cognitive function
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD, ADD)
• sleep deprivation

Actions

adaptogen
• tonic
stimulant
sedative
nootropic
• cardiotonic
cardioprotective
antiarrhythmic
antihypertensive
anticancer
antiinflammatory
antioxidant
male tonic
• antiaging

Constituents

• Triterpenes (Eleutheroside A)
• Phenylpropanoids (Eleutheroside B)
• Lignans (Eleutheroside C, D, E)
• Glycans (Eleutherans)

Posology

• Tincture (1:5) 2-5 ml tid
• Decoction (dried herb): 1-4g qd

Safety

Caution: Use with hypertensive patients; not clear if blood pressure is affected. Monitor BP.

References

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