Product: Ginseng Siberian Powder
Latin Name: Eleutherococcus senticosus syn. Acanthopanax senticosus, Acanthopanax asperatus, Eleutherococcus asperatus, Hedera senticosa.
Plant Family: Araliaceae
Other Names: Siberian Ginseng, Russian Ginseng, Eleuthero, Ciwujia, Devil's Bush, Wild Pepper, Russian Root, Buisson du Diable, Ci Wu Jia, Ciwujia Root, Devil's Shrub, Éleuthéro, Eleuthero Root, Ginseng de Sibérie, Ginseng des Russes, Ginseng Siberiano, Ginseng Sibérien, Racine d’Eleuthérocoque, Racine Russe, Russian Root, Shigoka, Siberian Eleuthero, Ussuri, Ussurian Wu Jia Pi & Touch-Me-Not.
Description: Siberian ginseng is a deciduous, thorny, shrubby herb native to China, Russia and Korea; it grows to height of 3 metres. The leaves are palmate, elliptical with serrated margins and grow opposite one another. It produces male and female plants; the male plants produce purple flowers, whilst the females produce greenish white flowers in clusters which turn to black berries when ripe.
The root itself is woody and is pale brown on the outside and creamy white on the inside.
The powdered root is used in the cosmetics industry as a toner for the skin, it is also added to lotions, creams, and bath preparations, and is reputed to have rejuvenating and firming properties. No other non-medicinal uses are known for this herb.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.