Plant Uses: Traditionally used for thousands of years in Asia through folk medicine. Taken regularly Eluthero may enhance immune function, reduce stress and it may also promote improved cognitive and physical performance. Supports women experiencing menopause by lessening the effects of the withdrawal of estrogen.
Plant Preparation: Infusion (make a nourishing cup of tea)
Plant Properties: Adaptogen, antioxidant, mild anti-inflammatory, may improve the reduction of cholesterol, nervine, immune support
Energetics & Taste: Energetically warm, neutral, sweet, slightly bitter
Scientific Name: Eluetherococcus sentosis
Common Names: Ciwugia, shigoka, touch-me-not, wild pepper, kan yang
Part Used: Root
Cautions and contraindications: With all herbs, it is important you do your own research before consuming them. Although many herbs are generally safe to use, some herbs may have interactions with medication or be unsuitable to use during pregnancy.