Eleuthero liquid extract (Siberian ginseng)

Dosage and administration:

for adults it is recommended to take 20-30 drops of Eleuthero liquid extract orally 2-3 times a day before a meal (avoid evening/night time). For children older than 12 years the dosage is calculated according to the age (1 year - 1 drop). Duration of the standard treatment course is 25-30 days. If necessary, a second course can be conducted after a two-week break.

Side effects (rarely):

sleep disturbance, tachycardia, headache, allergic reactions and hypoglycemia.


hypersensitivity, arterial hypertension, hyperexcitability, acute infectious disease, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, sleep disturbance, cerebrovascular pathology, epilepsy, convulsive state, age below 12 years, pregnancy and lactation.

Drug interactions:

Eleuthero liquid extract potentiates the action of stimulants and analeptics (caffeine, camphor, phenamine, etc.). The supplement antagonizes with CNS depressants (incl. barbiturates, tranquilizers, anticonvulsants, etc.) and hypnotics.

Special instructions:

 not recommended to take the extract in the afternoon to avoid sleep disturbances. In case of hypoglycemia reduce the dose, take it after meal or cancel. Important: tincture contains alcohol.

Country of manufacture: Russia.

To be used as a dietary supplement

Eleuthero (also known as Siberian Ginseng) has been part of the herbal treatment in traditional medicine for thousands of years and continues to gain increasing popularity nowadays.

It is a very powerful adaptogen that can help not only to increase stamina but also to promote overall health.

There is an opinion that the Soviet Union planed to provide an advantage to their athletes by using Eleuthero extract, but decided to look for a cheaper solution.

Now Siberian Ginseng can be used by athletes to improve their stamina during training sessions, students to improve focus and memory, and anyone prone to colds.

The short list of indications for use includes:

  • physical and mental fatigue,
  • arterial hypotension,
  • neurasthenia,
  • asthenic disorders,
  • nervous breakdown,
  • protracted recovery from somatic and infectious diseases.

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  2. Deyama et al (2001) Constituents and pharmacological effects of Eucommia and Siberian ginseng https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11749801
  3. Donovan et al (2003) Siberian ginseng (Eleutheroccus senticosus) effects on CYP2D6 and CYP3A4 activity in normal volunteers https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12695337
  4. Cicero et al (2004) Effects of Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus maxim.) on elderly quality of life: a randomized clinical trial https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15207399
  5. Weng et al (2007) Comparison of the Addition of Siberian Ginseng (Acanthopanax senticosus) Versus Fluoxetine to Lithium for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents: A Randomized, Double-Blind Trial https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3967289/
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  7. Huang et al (2013) Eleutheroside B or E enhances learning and memory in experimentally aged rats https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4145894/
  8. Ahn et al (2013) Eleutheroside E, An Active Component of Eleutherococcus senticosus, Ameliorates Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetic db/db Mice https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3638629/
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