Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.
I am writing this for educational purposes it should not be taken as medical advice. If you are ill please seek the aid of a functional medicine practitioner.
Rhodiola (Rhodiola Rosea)
It is an adaptogen so it helps normalize adrenal hormones. It prevents the negative effects of stress on the body. It increases serotonin by inhibiting MAO so if a person consumes tryptophan while taking it they could develop serotonin syndrome. It has been shown to promote longevity. It decreases fatigue and helps prevent muscle damage. It increases endurance. It increases antioxidant enzymes in the body. It has been found to reduce pain induced by stress. It has been found to improve the quality of sleep. Those who are TH1 dominant should not take it because it increases TH1 levels. Rhodiola activates the genes that are inhibited by herpes viruses and Sars-Covid. Rhodiola also reduces the inflammatory cytokines induced by herpes viruses and Sars-Covid. Rhodiola has been found to inhibited RNA virus entry into cells. Rhodiola has potent antibacterial properties.
Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am a lousy editor.
I am writing this for educational purposes, this should not be taken as medical advice. If you are ill please seek the aid of an experienced and knowledgeable functional medicine practitioner.
Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
Eleuthero is also know as Siberian Gensing. It is an adaptogen meaning it helps to improve adrenal function and normalize hormones. It helps to prevent diabetes and obesity. It increases IgG and IgM levels. It has been shown to clear mold toxins and endotoxins from the body. It improves blood flow to the brain which improves mental function. Eleuthero is a stimulant so would be best to take it in the morning. Eleuthero has been found to be very effective against RNA viruses especially the flu. It increases athletic endurance. It has been shown to reverse some of the effects of Parkinson’s disease. It prevents nerve damage and has been shown to stimulate nerve repair. It reduces the effects of stress and speed up the recovery time from stress. Eleuthero has been found to dramatically improve lymphatic function. Eleuthero improves mental health and social functioning. Eleuthero reduces the occurrence of outbreaks from herpes viruses. Eleuthero combined with vitamin D3 and calcium has been shown to reduce osteoporosis. When combines with L-carnitine eleuthero increases Beta oxidation which prevents obesity and diabetes. Beta oxidation is inhibited by RNA viruses especially Sars-Covid and herpes viruses. Eleuthero improves skin health. Most plants in the gensing family have very similar phytochemicals Panax gensing has very similar effects as Siberian Gensing.
Please make certain you know a plant before using it. If in doubt don’t. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.
I have eaten the leaves of wild sarsparilla they do not have much flavor. The roots I have made tea with and I do not think the tea tasted very good but it does have many health benefits. This is in the same family as Panax Gensing and has many of the same chemical properties which means it is adaptogenic.
It is in the same family as gensing so has many of the same properties.