Eleutherococcus. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Eleutherococcus (Eleuterococus senticousus)
The Eleutherococcus is of the same family as ginseng, comes from the steppes of Siberia thus also called "Siberian ginseng"

Eleutherococcus Properties
* Used the root of Eleutherococcus eleutherosides rich, who attributed his property "adaptogen", ie the ability to return to normal physiological constants altered by pathological conditions.
* It is a wonderful stimulant, general tonic, restorative general. It is used in the treatment of physical and nervous exhaustion, weakness, moments of overwork, stress, sports, increasing the responsiveness of the organism to the effort.
* So is indicated for stress, fatigue, convalescence, hypotension, anemia, depression, fatigue.
* The Eleutherococcus acts as an adjunct in adult-onset diabetes.
* Improved performance of athletes.
* Stimulates the nervous system by increasing the concentrate.
* The Eleutherococcus has immunostimulatory properties. Increases the amount of lymphocytes.
* Reduces the cholesterol level and increases oxygen consumption during exercise.
* For its estrogenic effect may be indicated in the tratamineto of symptoms associated with the female climacteric.

Contraindications of Eleutherococcus
* For its estrogenic effect must be very careful in its use with people with hyperestrogenism.
* As a stimulant is contraindicated in persons with malignant hypertension, paroxysmal tachycardia. Myocardial infarction.
* Incompatible with ground-based treatments Rauwolfia alkaloids, bolqueandores calcium channels (diltiazem, nifedipine, verapamil), digitalis glycosides, ethionamide, griseofulvin, methyldopa, phenothiazines, or spironolactone.
* PLS USE No dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.


Side effects of Eleutherococcus
Although rare, in some cases produces sleep disturbances taking it at night.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

* The treatment should be discontinued 1-3 weeks with 3-6 weeks rest.
* It is recommended not to administer the second part of the menstrual cycle, or in cases where no appropriate the estrogenic effect.
* As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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