This elegant hedging plant, tolerant of urban pollution, may have medicinal properties, but so far research has centered on the similar-looking shrub Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus), whose roots and leaves share the medicinal attributes of Panax Ginseng and are cheaper and less stimulating. Russian research on astronauts and athletes shows it increases stamina, strengthens resistance, and reduces stress.
Herbie’s Herbs tinctures are alcohol-based preparations macerated in 50% distilled cane sugar alcohol at a 1:2 ratio. Read more here
Compared to other methods, alcohol helps extract nearly all active constituents from a herb yielding stronger tinctures that require a lower dose to attain beneficial effects.
Alcohol eliminates the growth of bacteria and mold while preserving the valuable constituents resulting in a much longer shelf life.