Siberian ginseng is specifically indicated for people with depression, fatigue, and a lack of vitality and perhaps those who get sick a lot. Unlike Echinacea, it is not an immune stimulant, rather, it is an immune enhancer and helps restore optimum functioning in the immune system. As it is a mono-amine oxidase inhibitor, it is also useful in depression, a condition that often accompanies a severely depleted immune system.
Siberian ginseng contains saponins called eleuthrosides that are similar chemically to the saponins in panax. These chemicals have become known as adaptogens. An adaptogens is a non toxic compound that increases resistance to physical, chemical and emotional stress. These compounds seem only to be activated when one is under stress. They then work to increase the activity of natural killer cells and other immune cells and chemicals. They also increase the efficiency with which oxygen is delivered to individual cells. These compounds also have a broad effect on the glandular system. Blood sugar and pressure are said to be normalized and adrenal and thyroid hormones are stimulated.
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