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The typical recommended daily dosage of eleutherococcus Eleutherococcus is 2-3 g whole herb or 300 g to 400 mg of extract daily. The study cited in this article featured daily doses of 2 g.

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A 6-month, double-blind trial of 93 men and women with recurrent genital herpes infections found that treatment with Eleutherococcus (2 g daily) reduced the frequency of infections by almost 50%.^18 ^ 18

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The effect of Eleutherococcus on cold sores herpes is not clear. The herb is generally regarded as an adaptogen, or something that helps the body adapt to stresses of various kinds, whether heat, cold, exertion, trauma, sleep deprivation, toxic exposure, radiation, infection, or psychological stress. Adaptogens are also believed to cause no side effects, be effective in treating a wide variety of illnesses, and help return an organism toward balance no matter what may have gone wrong.

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Eleutherococcus senticosus is popularly and incorrectly called Russian or Siberian ginseng, and has shown strong potential to significantly reduce the number of outbreaks in people with genital herpes. Although cold sores (oral herpes) are not caused by the same virus, the viruses are related, and therefore Eleutherococcus may be useful in reducing cold sore outbreaks.

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  1. Williams M. Immuno-protection against herpes simplex type II infection by eleutherococcus root extract. Int J Alt Complement Med. 1995;13:9-12.
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The typical recommended daily dosage of Eleutherococcus is 2-3 g whole herb or 300 g to 400 mg of extract daily. The study cited in this article featured daily doses of 2 g.

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A 6-month, double-blind trial of 93 men and women with recurrent genital herpes infections found that treatment with Eleutherococcus (2 g daily) reduced the frequency of infections by almost 50%.18

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Enter section content.. The effect of Eleutherococcus on herpes is not clear. The herb is generally regarded as an adaptogen, or something that helps the body adapt to stresses of various kinds, whether heat, cold, exertion, trauma, sleep deprivation, toxic exposure, radiation, infection, or psychological stress. Adaptogens are also believed to cause no side effects, be effective in treating a wide variety of illnesses, and help return an organism toward balance no matter what may have gone wrong.

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The typical recommended daily dosage of Eleutherococcus is 2-3 g whole herb or 300 g to 400 mg of extract daily. The study cited in this article featured daily doses of 2 g.

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Eleutherococcus senticosus is popularly and incorrectly called Russian or Siberian ginseng, and has shown strong potential to significantly reduce the number of outbreaks in people with genital herpes. Although cold sores (oral herpes) are not caused by the same virus, the viruses are related, and therefore Eleutherococcus may be useful in reducing cold sore outbreaks.

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The effect of Eleutherococcus on herpes is not clear. The herb is generally regarded as an adaptogen, or something that helps the body adapt to stresses of various kinds, whether heat, cold, exertion, trauma, sleep deprivation, toxic exposure, radiation, infection, or psychological stress. Adaptogens are also believed to cause no side effects, be effective in treating a wide variety of illnesses, and help return an organism toward balance no matter what may have gone wrong.

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