The Benefits of Eleuthero, A King Among Herbs
By: Mark Drucker, M.D.
Eleuthero is classified as an adaptogenic herb, a truly sophisticated and powerful group of plants. Unlike so many herbs, these adaptogens seem to work subtly with the body in a systemic way to increase your overall health. They are known for helping your body adapt to changes in the environment. And they can be used safely over a long period of time.
For this reason, traditional Chinese Medicine classifies adaptogenic herbs as Superior Herbs.
But while adaptogens were considered superior, the benefits of eleuthero make it a ruler among adaptogens . . .
Eleuthero is such an important, complex, safe and powerful adaptogenic herb, Chinese herbalists also called it “The King of the Adaptogens”.
Eleuthero’s History-Making Benefits
You may not have heard about him . . . But in the 16 th century, one man took on a tremendous project. Li Shih-Chen, a pharmacologist and physician wrote a 52-volume manuscript documenting the treatments used in traditional Chinese medicine. He covered over 10,000 substances used to support health.
But there was one herb in particular that stood out to him. When it came to the herb eleuthero, popularly known today as Siberian ginseng, he saw no comparison. He wrote, “I would rather take a handful of eleuthero than a cartload of gold and jewels. Eleuthero’s benefits are that powerful when it comes to protecting and nourishing good health.
Li Shih-Chen hasn’t been the only medical researcher fascinated with eleuthero. Starting in the 1960’s Soviet scientists - charged with finding ways to cement Soviet superiority - honed in on the eleuthero that grows in the Siberian forests. They were not disappointed.
Eleuthero was used to boost worker productivity, strengthen their army, make champion athletes . . . It was even taken into space by Soviet astronauts!
Dr. Ben Tabachnik, a former Soviet sports nutrition researcher and coach, attributes eleuthero to helping the Soviet Olympic team dominate in the 1988 Olympics. Soviet cosmonauts toasted achieving orbit in 1967 with a round of an eleuthero extract.
In fact, Soviet scientists were so excited about the way this root improved performance, they made some of their eleuthero research classified. Information about eleuthero became a closely guarded Soviet state secret!
However they couldn’t keep this secret forever. After digging up a translation of one eleuthero study at a U.S. Air Force base, noted herbal medicine researcher, Dr. Bruce Halstead, MD, got curious. He made an unprecedented trip to Siberia to meet with one of the top eleuthero researchers, Dr. Israel Brekhman, Ph D.
As the word got out thanks to Dr. Halstead’s work, more and more physicians, researchers, sports physiologists and anti-aging experts got excited and added studies to the mix.
With 3000 studies and counting, the benefits of eleuthero have been studied more than any other herb on the planet!
It’s been studied by researchers in Germany, Sweden, China, Armenia, Korea, England, Japan and the United States. And it continues to fascinate scientists, doctors and holistic practitioners thanks to its exceptional health benefits. And I’m one of them. Most noticeably because eleuthero is an invaluable ally in a stressful world.
This remarkable herb seems to help your body contend with one of the biggest health challenges we all face: Stress.
Eleuthero seems to help you contend with stressful living" in several ways:
Now, to be clear, eleuthero cannot get rid of the sources of stress in your life.
However, by strengthening your body, energizing you and helping you stay calm under pressure, eleuthero gives you powerful support for contending with the problems of modern life.
I’ve used eleuthero on a daily basis for 30 years. And I’ve recommended it to hundreds of patients. Eleuthero is a safe and invaluable addition to any nutritional regimen.
But there’s only one eleuthero supplement I recommend. To get the most of eleuthero’s energizing, stress-busting, brain-boosting benefits, I only use Sun Eleuthero. And better yet, with Sun Eleuthero’s recent organic certification, you can enjoy all the benefits of eleuthero in a cleaner, healthier form.