Common names:

Eleuthero, Eleutherococcus senticosus, Acanthopanax senticosus, Ci Wu Jia.

Traditional uses of Eleuthero:

Adaptogenic, anti-stress, immunizing, toning the immune system. Siberian ginseng has immunostimulatory activity, increases nonspecific resistance to numerous pathogens, is an MAO inhibitor, regulates adrenal function.

Traditional uses of Eleuthero in the treatment of Lyme disease:

Siberian ginseng has the following effects in Lyme disease:

  • strongly initiates an immune response to spirochete infections
  • tonic effect on the immune system and in relation to the adrenal glands
  • anti-stress and anti-depressant effect
  • stimulates the clarity of mind
  • helps restore stamina, adds energy
  • by repairing the functioning of the adrenal glands, it normalizes the work of the thyroid gland
  • adaptogenic action – increases unspecific resistance to adverse conditions.

Side effects:

If a stronger Russian formula is used, insomnia and hyperactivity may occur, in particular when using high doses of Siberian Ginseng simultaneously with caffeine, as well as after taking it late in the afternoon or evening.

Siberian ginseng is considered a non-toxic plant and despite the use of high doses over a 20-year period, Russian specialists have not observed any serious side effects.

Most people did not have side effects. In a small number of people, transient diarrhea has been observed. The Russian formula may temporarily increase blood pressure in some people. However, within a few weeks there is a drop to the normal level. In case of a large overdose, tension and insomnia may occur.


Siberian ginseng cannot be used during pregnancy. People with elevated blood pressure, especially when other hypertension drugs are taken should be careful when taking this herb.

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