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What are the benefits of Siberian ginseng (eleutherococcus)?

Holly Lucille, ND,RN
Health Education

You don't have to turn to chocolate and wine to de-stress, thanks to Siberian ginseng. In this video, naturopathic doctor Holly Lucille describes how this natural supplement can help your body better handle stress.


Dr. Pina LoGiudice, LAc, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
This hardy plant is known to survive brutal Siberian weather conditions. Many plant experts believe it can confer this strength to those of us who take it. Human studies seem to support this idea. One study of 45 men and women revealed a 40% reduction in raised heart rate during stress overall, and up to a 60% reduction in women. Other studies showed eleuthero lowered blood pressure and eliminated symptoms of angina. Interestingly, as a true adaptogen, it seems to help raise blood pressure in those with low blood pressure.

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