A plant of the Araliaceae family, the same family as ginseng. In herbal medicine, it is called "Shigoka" and has been used mainly for nourishing and tonic purposes.

Eleuthero (scientific name: Acanthopanax senticosus harms) is a member of the Araliaceae family, the same family as ginseng. Udo and Taranoki, which are well-known wild vegetables, also belong to the same Araliaceae family.
In Japan, it has been called EZO-UKOGI because it grows wild in Ezo (Ezo: the ancient name for Hokkaido).
Eleuthero is a 2- to 3-meter-long deciduous shrub. Roots and underground stems spread underground, branches are grayish-brown, and when young the trunk and branches have downward-pointing spines.
It grows naturally in the eastern part of Hokkaido, including Tokachi, Obihiro, Kitami, and Abashiri in Japan; in the northeastern part of China, including Heilongjiang and Jilin provinces; and in Russia, including Sakhalin and the Amur River basin in Eastern Siberia, in the cooler climates of East Asia.
There are a number of active ingredients in the root, stem, branch, and leaf. More than 16 ingredients including the main component, triterpenoid glycoside.
Eleutheroside E as lignan compound, Sesamin, Eleutheroside B as phenol glycoside, Isofraxidine as coumarin compound, Eleuthero B1, Chlorogenic acid as flavonoids also included in coffee and propolis, Dicaffeoylquinic acid as a member of tannins, other sterols, vitaminA, B1, B2, C are well known for main ingredient.
Known as "Shigoka" in China and "Eleutherococcus" in Russia, this plant has a long history of use around the world for maintaining good health.
As Sun Chlorella's eleuthero products doesn’t contain any coating agents, you can take the raw materials of the Araliaceae plant as they are.

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