Herbs Guide


Family Name: Araliaceae

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.