Siberian Ginseng grows naively in China and Russia; it grows in small groups at the edges of forests. Siberian ginseng shrubs grow well on the sunny edges of woodland gardens or in areas of dappled shade. Siberian ginseng will grow in part shade to full sun and needs just enough water to keep soil moist. The root is usually finely chopped or ground and made into teas and tinctures that are used to help prevent colds and flu, and to increase energy, longevity, and vitality. Though in Asia it is consumed as a stimulant tonic, people who take Siberian ginseng during the day often report that they sleep better at night. Just don’t take it before bed.
History and Folklore:
Siberian Ginseng has been part of the herbal repertoire in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It has been used historically in Russia and China where it grows wild. Its use was initially intended as a replacement for Panax Ginseng which was becoming hard to find due to overharvesting. It was used historically as an immune stimulant, to improve libido and fertility, and as a tonic stimulant.
Cultivation and Harvest:
Harvest the aerial parts of the plant, by cutting the stems about 3 inches above the ground. Be sure to leave enough plant in the area to allow regrowth.
Do not take during pregnancy or while nursing. Do not combine Siberian Ginseng with pharmaceuticals used for diabetes, blood thinning, or heart conditions.
Traditional Herbal Actions:
Adaptogenic, Hemodynamic, Immuno-boosting, Cardioprotective
Devil’s Shrub, Ci Wujia, Eleuthero Root, and Touch-Me-Not
Tincture Ingredients: Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
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