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The Use Of Eleutherococcus In Medicine
The Use Of Eleutherococcus In Medicine

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eleutherococcus spiny
eleutherococcus spiny

Scientific research on Eleutherococcus spiny began relatively recently - in 1964. However, hunters and travelers have long noticed the beneficial properties of this plant.

They noted that animals willingly eat the leaves and fruits of Eleutherococcus, although because of the sharp thorns it is not so easy to get to them. The plant defended itself with these thorns. People also began to use fruits, and then leaves, and were convinced that they add strength and vigor.

Research by scientists has confirmed the observations of hunters. Eleutherococcus preparations have shown high efficiency in the treatment of patients with various forms of neuroses, vegetative dystonia. It turned out that the extract of Eleutherococcus increases the mental performance of a person, reduces fatigue during exercise, enhances visual acuity and improves hearing.

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When taking the extract, the general condition of patients improves, the cholesterol content decreases in atherosclerosis.

The general strengthening effect of Eleutherococcus helps to cure patients with various diseases of the cardiovascular system, such as rheumatic heart disease.

Research by scientists has shown the positive effect of Eleutherococcus extract when consumed by patients before surgery. After taking the extract, they felt much better in the postoperative period.

A liquid extract of Eleutherococcus is made from the rhizomes and roots of this plant in 40% alcohol. It is produced by the medical industry in 50 ml glass containers. It is recommended to take 2 ml half an hour before meals. The extract is stored in the dark in a cool place (refrigerator).

In folk medicine, an alcoholic extract of Eleutherococcus is also prepared and used.

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Eleutherococcus extract

eleutherococcus spiny
eleutherococcus spiny

To prepare it, you need to take 100 g of dry crushed rhizomes and roots of this plant and fill them with 100 ml of 40% alcohol. Insist in a cool, dark place for two weeks. Then the resulting liquid (it will be dark brown) must be carefully filtered and stored in a closed glass bottle, preferably dark in color, in a cool place.

Take this extract 20-40 drops three times a day before meals. The course of treatment is up to one month. It is recommended to take it in case of fatigue, after suffering serious illnesses, and also to increase efficiency. If you have a late dinner, then it is advisable not to take Eleutherococcus extract in the evening, as this can lead to sleep disturbance. The fact is that it excites the central nervous system.

But its useful properties are much broader. The extract increases mental performance, physical activity, and reduces stress. In addition, it sharpens the senses - visual acuity, improves hearing. And also - stimulates the function of the sex glands.

A decoction of eleutherococcus leaves

To prepare it, you need to pour 6 g of crushed leaves of Eleutherococcus prickly into an enamel bowl and pour one glass of hot water (200 ml). Then close the dishes and put them in a water bath for 10 minutes. After that, the broth is cooled for about an hour and filtered. The resulting broth must be brought with boiled water to the original volume (200 ml). This broth can be stored for no more than three days in a cool place.

A decoction of the leaves is taken one tablespoon 3 times a day half an hour before meals. It is used for general health promotion. The course of treatment is one month.

Eleutherococcus tea

It is very simple to prepare it. It is necessary to pour crushed rhizomes and roots (1 teaspoon of dry raw materials) with a glass of boiling water. Then close the mug of tea with a lid and infuse the liquid for 10-15 minutes. Then you can drink this tonic drink - on an empty stomach before breakfast and at lunchtime. In addition to increasing the tone of the body, such tea will be useful in the treatment of colds, vitamin deficiency and asthenia, as well as to strengthen the body.

Treat the fruits of Eleutherococcus

Fruit tincture

A tincture of the fruits of Eleutherococcus prickly is also useful. To prepare it, you need to take 25 g of dry plant fruits and pour 200 ml of vodka over them. Place in a sealed glass container, preferably dark glass, and leave for two weeks in a dark place. During the infusion, the liquid must be shaken regularly. Store in a cool place. Take half a teaspoon 2-3 times a day (except in the evening).

Eleutherococcus fruit tea

To obtain it, you need to brew one teaspoon of the fruit of Eleutherococcus with one glass of boiling water, close the mug with a lid and insist for 10 minutes in a sealed container. Then drink the resulting drink like regular tea with sugar, or better - with honey. This tea is useful for colds, and it is also effective for gargling with sore throats and other respiratory diseases.


Eleutherococcus preparations are contraindicated in high blood pressure and chronic insomnia. This is due to the fact that it has a tonic effect on the body. Also, you can not take it with nervous excitability.

It is advisable to refrain from taking Eleutherococcus to pregnant women; you should not give its drugs to children under 12 years old.

Some people may also have an individual intolerance to the substances that make up Eleutherococcus.

Be sure to consult your doctor when deciding on the treatment of Eleutherococcus prickly drugs.

E. Valentinov

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