Botanical Name(s): Eleutherococcus senticosus
Popular Name(s): Siberian Ginseng, Ci Wu Ju, Touch-Me-Not, Devil's Shrub
Parts Used: Root and rhizomes
Habitat: Eleuthero is native to Russia, China, Korea and Japan.
Description: Eleuthero is a small, decidious shrub growing in moist soil. It possesses hermaphrodite (both male and female organs) flowers which are pollinated by insects.
Uses: Eleuthero is used as a stimulant. It is used to cure Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, influenza (flu), common cold and sore throat.