Collections: Medicinal Herbs
A note from @The_Smile_Enthuisiast, longevity coach and co-creator of our Medicinal Herbal Blends.
Eleuthro (Eleutherococcus senticosus or Acanthopanax senticosus)
Also known as Siberian ginseng, this root is native to the southeastern part of Russia, northern China, Korea, and Japan. Eleuthero root and rhizomes (underground stem) are the part of the plant that people use medicinally.
Siberian ginseng is an adaptogen. Adaptogens are known to support good health by neutralizing various environmental and physical stressors. This healing root is excellent for helping my body handle stress—whether it’s chemical, physical or biological types of stress. If I were a stress ball, I would ensure that I was giving my body as many adaptogenic herbs as humanly possible. Even for myself, as someone who practices stress management daily, I still consume as many adaptogens as I possibly can,\ to protect my body from all types of stress—it’s part of my longevity lifestyle.
I love using Siberian ginseng because it promotes longevity!! It protects my body from toxins and radiation, plus it boosts my endurance—which is great for when I’m busy and running around, working out, or hiking outdoors for hours. It also helps me to stave off fatigue, and it helps to nurture my “noodle” (my brain).
Medical Medium says that Siberian ginseng can also help to significantly restore the libido, sharpen memory and concentration skills, strengthen the digestive tract, balance the endocrine system, protect the body from toxins and radiation, and prevent cancer. He also notes that it’s excellent for adrenal fatigue and exhaustion, brain fog, depression, trauma, surgery, insomnia, overwork, and chronic fatigue syndrome; while increasing immune function. It helps to ease lower back pain, reduce stress damage, and reverse the aging process.
I consume my eleuthro tea in either in the morning or early afternoon. When I make my tea, I use 1 tablespoon of dried herb to 2 cups of boiling water. I steep this for an hour before drinking. If you require your beverage to be hot while drinking it, then you will steep your herb for however long works best for you. Sweeten with raw honey if desired—only once the tea has cooled down. Never add raw honey to extremely hot water, as you will destroy the medicinal properties of the honey.