Formerly known as Siberian ginseng, Eleuthero senticosus is a powerful adaptogenic herb that has been shown in studies to help protect against the effects of physical and mental stress.* It has been a staple in eastern medicine for over 2,000 years, enjoying a history of both safety and effectiveness. The eleuthero roots used in NOW® Eleuthero are carefully selected based on their high eleutheroside concentrations, the plants active therapeutic compounds. Siberian Ginseng Product Name Change A law was recently passed regarding the use of the name ginseng. The legislation requires that any product called ginseng must be of the panax genus, or it cannot be called ginseng. In light of this new law, NOW® Foods has changed the labeling of all products formerly labeled as Siberian Ginseng to Eleuthero. ------- Eleuthero Root (Eleutherococcus senticosus) is considered to be an adaptogen, which is a compound that supports the bodys natural ability to adapt to stress of everyday life.* Eleuthero Root is known to possess numerous bioactive constituents, including its characteristic profile of Eleutheroside compounds.* Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens. Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children. Natural color variation may occur in this product. Do Not Eat Freshness Packet. Keep in Bottle. Store in a cool, dry place after opening. Please Recycle. Family owned since 1968.