Siberian ginseng

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Siberian ginseng

an herb harvested from a shrub found throughout the world, primarily in Russia and China.
uses It is used to improve appetite; to improve circulation; and to treat memory loss, hypertension, insomnia, rheumatism, heart ailments, diabetes, and headache. It can be efficacious in some instances.
contraindications It should not be used during pregnancy and lactation, in children, in those with known hypersensitivity to this product or other ginsengs, or in those with hypertension. Do not use Siberian ginseng for more than 90 days without a rest period.

Siberian ginseng

Herbal medicine
A plant found in Siberia and China that is similar in effect to Asian (Panax) ginseng and American (Panax quinquefolius) ginseng, but is less intense in its activity. Like the others, Siberian ginseng is used for colds, depression, fatigue, respiratory complaints and to stimulate the immune system.

Si·berian gin·seng

(sī-bēr'ē-ăn jin'seng)
(Eleutherococcus senticosus) Herbal remedy purported of value in lowering blood pressure and increasing stamina. The latter has been ruled out by results of clinical studies.
Synonym(s): touch-me-not.

Siberian ginseng

A species of small, woody shrub (Eleutherococcus senticosus) native to northeastern Asia, used as an adaptogen in traditional Chinese and alternative medicine.
Synonym: Russian ginseng
See also: ginseng