Eleuthero (Siberian ginseng) root consists of the dried roots and/or rhizome of Eleutherococcus senticosus Rupr. et Maxim. (syn. Acanthopanax senticosus Harms) [Fam. Araliaceae].
The root contains glucosides (eleutherosides A-G), lignans, and coumarin derivatives (e.g. eleutherosides B1).
Common names: Siberian ginseng, Ciwujia, Devil's shrub, Spiny eleutherococcus, Eleuthero.
Unless otherwise recommended
Daily dosage: 2g. to 3g. of root; equivalent preparations. [1,8]: 0.6 to 3.0 of dry root . Ethanol extract: 2ml. to 16ml one to three times daily.
Duration of application: Generally up to 3 months. A repeated course is feasible. In healthy people, ethanolic extract one to three times daily, up to 60 consecutive days. For non-healthy people, 0.5ml. to 6.0ml. one to three times daily, up to 35 days. Separate multiple-dose regimens by two to three weeks.