Siberian Ginseng (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:Acanthopanax Senticosus, Devil's Bush, more...Eleuthero, eleutherococcus, Eleutherococcus Senticosus, Shigoka, Thorny Pepperbrush, Touch Me Not, Untouchable, Wild Pepper
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Suggested Dosing

0.6-3 g dried root PO qDay

400 mg standardized extract PO qDay/TID

Therapy for 30-60 days, followed by 2-3 weeks off

Extract standardized to 0.3% eleutheroside E

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Suggested Uses

Adaptogen: adapt to internal/external stressors, fight fatigue, increase stamina

Reduce severity/duration of herpes simplex type II infections

Arterosclerosis, athletic/work performance enhancement, chronic fatigue syndrome, craniocerebral trauma, diabetes, fibromyalgia, hypertension/hypotension, immunostimulant, neuroses

Efficacy

Possibly effective for common cold and herpes simplex virus type 2

Possibly ineffective for athletic performance

Insufficient reliable evidence on chronic fatigue syndrome, cognitive performance, heart disease, influenza, ischemic stroke and quality of life

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Interactions

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            Adverse Effects

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            Anxiety

            Drowsiness

            Headache

            Hypertension

            Hypoglycemia

            Insomnia

            Irritability

            Mastalgia

            Muscle spasms

            Nerve inflammation

            Palpitations

            Pericardial pain

            Tachycardia

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Breast cancer, endometrial cancer, endometriosis, febrile conditions, hormone sensitive conditions, hypertension, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids

            Cautions

            CAD, cardiovascular disorders, mania, MI, psychiatric disorders, rheumatic heart disease, schizophrenia

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: N/A

            Lactation: N/A

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Mechanism of Action

            Eleuthorosides A through M modulate pituitary-adrenocortical axis

            Antioxidant and immunostimulant activity

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