PROPERTIES OF SIBERIAN GINSENG
Differences between Asian and Siberian ginseng
Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) is a type of ginseng. As its name suggests, it grows in parts of Siberia, but it also grows in other places such as Korea, China and Japan. This plant has similar properties to Asian or Korean ginseng, although it differs somewhat, so it deserves to be defined.
Most experiments with this ginseng have taken place in Russia. It has been used by the astronauts on their journeys out of the Earth atmosphere. It proved very useful in the Chernobyl disaster to reduce the effects of radiation. The benefits of this ginseng are due to the presence of eleutherosides, instead of ginsenosides such as in the the Korean ginseng, although both components have similar properties.
Siberian ginseng extract properties
Some properties are very similar to the other types of ginseng (See extended features in the study of ginseng in the listing above).
- Siberian gingseng for premenstrual syndrome: It acts on hormones diminishing many of the symptoms of this period. (Preparations made with a mix of Siberian ginseng and licorice. Take according to the information leaflet)
How to take it?
Take 300 to 900 mg daily in three divided doses
Special properties of Siberian ginseng
Siberian ginseng has some specific properties with differ from the rest of ginseng species. The most important one is related with woman's hormones.
- Siberian ginseng stabilizes women hormones. Siberian ginseng has specific properties with respect to other ginsengs for treating women's diseases related to the problems of menopause. By increasing the woman's hormones siberian ginseng is able to decrease the side effects of menopause. It is particularly interesting for the disorders of menstruation occurring in pre-menopausal. Many problems of PMS (premenstrual syndrome) can also decrease with the use of this plant.
(Women suffering from these problems should take siberian ginseng extracts made with a mix of siberian ginseng and licorice. Take them according to the patient information leaflet. They can be bought in pharmacies or herbalists')
Contraindications, toxicity and precautions
Siberian ginseng does not generally present as many problems as Korean ginseng, although daily doses exceeding 900 mg may cause diarrhea, drowsiness or nervousness.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.