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. Appearance of the roots are dark brown, and the surface is smooth with bark. Roots are 4 to 5 cm thick. Color of the roots are pale brown, wrinkled.
There are roots from the unrelated plants call Periploca sepium in English known as “Chinese Silk Vine” have been used as substitutes for Eleutherococcus senticosus.
How to use:
There are different ways to use powdered herb.
Food Preparation: You can add powdered herbs to any super food, herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also for children, you can mix powdered herbs with honey or glycerin to make a paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help the medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".
Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, give you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.
Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.
Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot.
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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