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Eleutherococcus supplement, labelled as Siberian ginseng.

Eleuthero, also know as Siberian Ginseng, eleutherococcus root or eleutherococcus radix is a herb frequently used in traditional Chinese medicine.[1][2][3] It's species name is Eleutherococcus senticosus.[3]

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Eleuthero is a member of a small woody shrub that grows in mountain forests and is native to eastern Asia including China, Japan, and Russia. Traditional Chinese medicine uses eleutherococcus for reducing lethargy, fatigue, and low stamina as well as increasing endurance and resilience to environmental stresses.[4] It is believed to improve the immune system.[5] It is considered an adaptogen.[citation needed]

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  1. "Siberian ginseng Uses, Benefits & Dosage - Drugs.com Herbal Database". Drugs.com. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  2. "Eleutherococcus Uses, Benefits & Side Effects - Drugs.com Herbal Database". Drugs.com. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Eleutherococcus radix". European Medicines Agency. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  4. "Siberian Ginseng". DrWeil.com. August 4, 2016. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  5. "Health Benefits of Ginseng Eleuthero". Dr. Edward Group's Healthy Living Articles. September 22, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2020.