Eleuthero, Eleutherococcus senticosus, has had more than three thousand studies performed on it, more than any other herb in the world. It was the first plant identified as an adaptogen by Russian scientists. Not only does it help the body cope better with stress, but it also increases endurance and stimulates the brain to improve concentration. Soviet researchers found that eleuthero improved athletic performance, aided cosmonauts in preventing space sickness, caused secretaries to make fewer mistakes, and helped workers have fewer workdays. In other words, eleuthero enhances endurance, immunity, brain function, and general good health. Eleuthero is one of the more stimulating adaptogens and should be used short term, or in lower doses, to prevent overstimulation and insomnia.
Insomnia and agitation can occur at higher doses or in sensitive people.
This can be taken as a tincture, glycerite, or capsule.