Siberian Ginseng Root
Siberian ginseng, or eleuthero, owes its origins as a tonic to a Russian physician, I.I. Brehkman, who was searching for plants to improve human performance in the 1950s. He studied ginseng, but it was too expensive for the Soviets to consider giving to millions of workers. So Brehkman turned to eleuthero (also in the ginseng family), a plant that grew in abundance in Russia. He found that it countered fatigue, improved performance, and strengthened immunity to disease. This plant has been an integral part of both Japanese and Chinese medicine, where it has been used to fight fatigue, support energy and promote healthy stress management for centuries.