Botanical Name: Eleutherococcus senticosus
- English: Siberian Ginseng,
- Also, known as: Buisson du diable, chi wu cha, ciwujia, devil’s bush, devil’s shrub, eleuthero, eleutherococc, eleutherococoque, eleutherokokk koljucij, ezoukogi, gashi ohgap, prickly eleutherococcus, shigoka, Siberian ginseng, Stachelkraftwurz, Stachelpanax, taiga root, Taigawurzel, thorny ginseng, thorny Russian pepperbush, touch-me-not, tsu wu cha, wild pepper, wu cha sang, wu cha seng, wujiapi,hongmao-wujiapi, many prickle acanthopanax, pai wu cha pi, prickly eleutherococc, Acanthopanax senticosus, Devil's Shrub, Eleuthero, Hedera senticosa Rupr & Maxim, Touch-Me-Not, Wild Pepper
Habitat: south-east Asia, northern China, Korea, Japan, and the south-eastern part of the Russia.
Parts Used: Root
Eleutherococcus senticosus roots are cylindrical. The roots are straight, branched and 0.5 to 1 cm in diameter. The appearance of the roots are dark brown, and the surface is smooth with bark. Roots are 4 to 5 cm thick. The color of the roots is pale brown, wrinkled. There are roots from the unrelated plants call Periploca sepium in English known as “Chinese Silk Vine” that have been used as substitutes for Eleutherococcus senticosus.
How to use:
Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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