Monograph: Eleuthero

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Date: 2018-12-18

NHPID name

Eleutherococcus senticosus ( Germplasm Resources Information Network Taxonomy )

Proper name(s)

Eleutherococcus senticosus ( USDA 2008 )

Common name(s)

Source material

Root ( Barnes et al. 2007 , Hoffmann 2003 )

Route Of administration


Dosage form(s)

Those suited to the allowable route(s) of administration. This monograph is not intended to include food-like dosage forms such as bars, chewing gums or beverages.

Use(s) or purpose(s)

Statement(s) to the effect of:




1 Day per day

See Appendix 1 for examples of appropriate dosage preparations and frequencies of use, according to cited references. The purpose of Appendix 1 is to provide guidance to industry.

Duration of use

Consult a health care practitioner/health care provider/health care professional/doctor/physician for use beyond 1 month.  (ESCOP 2003)

Risk information

Statement(s) to the effect of:

Caution(s) and Warning(s): Contraindication(s): Do not use this product if you have high blood pressure.  (Barnes et al. 2007, Brinker 2001, Blumenthal et al. 2000, Mills and Bone 2000, McGuffin et al. 1997) Known Adverse Reaction(s): No statement is required

Non-medicinal ingredients

Must be chosen from the current Natural health products ingredients database and must meet the limitations outlined in the database.


References cited

References reviewed

Appendix 1: Examples of appropriate dosage preparations, frequencies of use and directions for use

Dried root:


2-3 g dried root, per day (Blumenthal et al. 2000)

Directions for use:

Pour 150 ml of boiling water over dried root and infuse (Blumenthal et al. 2000).



Solid extract: