Properties: adaptogenic energy tonic, antirheumatic and
Precautions: enhances action of antibiotics and effects
Preparation: Decoction (boiled root tea) and Tincture
Eleuthro (Siberian Ginseng) increases energy, vitality, concentration, endurance and aids the body in processing stress hormones. Used year round, it is especially great to boost kidney energy. It is an adrenal tonic that treats chronic fatigue and over excretion. It also is known to increase bone marrow activity, which increases white blood cell production, due to this some people have used it while undergoing chemotherapy.
Siberian Ginseng now must be legally called Eleuthro to distinguish it from the Panax ginseng family.
"I have personally come to love this herb. As a working mother of four teens, this herb is near and dear to my heart... or should I say adrenals! It keeps me balanced when life gets hectic, what I notice the most is that my nerves don't get as fried and I can handle all the twists and turns with more grace (maybe even laughter).
I really enjoy the tincture form due to the simplicity of taking it. However, boiling the root down into a decoction makes for a sweet and warming tea first thing in the morning." --Angela
Information found in Healing with the Herbs of Life by Lesley Tierra