Medicinal plants


Eleutherococcus adaptogenic properties, anti-stress immunostimulants

It should be remembered that there is not a single variety of Ginseng of which Eleutherococcus is part of the Araliaceae family, there is also a Chinese variety (Panax ginseng) and the American one (Panax quinquefolium). In phytotherapy, Eleutherococcus is used internally for its properties: adaptogenic, immunostimulating and anti-stress. It is used to boost the immune system or during convalescence following infectious diseases. In phytotherapy the parts of the plant used are: the roots and the rhizome, but sometimes the leaves are also used, although less used in phytotherapy because they could cause allergic reactions. These millenary plants have been attributed magical and miraculous medicinal properties, they are able to tone and rejuvenate the body, brighten the mood,

Active ingredients of the Eleutherococcus plant

The numerous active principles of the Eleutherococcus plant are concentrated in a particular way inside the root and are called with the technical term of ginsenosides. These substances are also known as eleutherosides have various chemical nature, there are also saponin compounds, coumarins, flavonoids and polysaccharides. As for the chemical composition of Eleutherococcus, we cannot attribute the adaptogenic action to a single compound but to a synergistic action to be attributed to the entire phytocomplex. Thanks to its invigorating properties, this plant has been considered as a dietary supplement capable of helping in the exceptional sports feats of athletes of the former USSR.

Ginseng vitamin components

It should be noted that in the Eleutherococcus root there is a large concentration of vitamins, but also of essential oil and polysaccharides.It is also important to highlight the large amount of triterpene saponins, which are quite frequently called by the name of ginsenosides. which are considered the active ingredients of the drug, they are found, specifically, in the roots of this oriental plant. Much of the fame of ginseng is due to its vaunted aphrodisiac properties and virtues, although to date there have been no scientific confirmations that confirm this positive effect. The fact remains that several scientific researches are underway aimed at understanding the actual beneficial and healing properties of this plant.

How to take Eleutherococcus

Due to its highly tonic function, ginseng increases resistance to physical stress both in everyday life and in periods of particular need, thus the central nervous system benefits greatly. Ginseng contains nootropics (which are quite frequently referred to as smart drugs) which have the ability to increase the cognitive functions of the brain. Generally it is recommended the consumption of products based on eleutherococcus for periods of no more than two months in a cyclic manner, observing periods of interruption of treatment of at least 60 days. It is not recommended to take it in the evening to avoid the exciting effect, on the contrary in the morning on an empty stomach or early in the afternoon to benefit from the desired effect.

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