Eleutherococcus


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Eleutherococcus

 

a genus of shrubs of the family Araliaceae. The plants usually have thorny shoots and digitate-compound leaves. There are about 15 species, distributed in Asia, from Japan to the Himalayas. The USSR has one species, E. senticosus, growing in the Far East. A shrub measuring 1.5-3 m in height, it is used as an ornamental and medicinal plant. Liquid extracts of its roots are prescribed as stimulants and tonics to treat exhaustion, particularly after severe wasting diseases.

REFERENCES

Brekhman, I. I. Eleuterokokk. Leningrad, 1968.
Dardymov, I. V. Zhen’shen’, eleuterokokk. (K mekhanizmu biologicheskogo deistviia). Moscow, 1976.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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