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Eleuthero For Pets

Herbs For Pets 3 min read
eleuthero or Siberian ginseng shrub with small white flowers.

You are likely familiar with Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) as it is commonly used in health products and energy drinks for humans. Siberian Ginseng, or Eleuthero, is a different herb but was given this common name as it was found to have similar actions and benefits in the body as Asian ginseng. You can find Siberian ginseng for pets in some of our products, because of its many benefits, under the name eleuthero.

What is Eleuthero or Siberian Ginseng?

Eleutherococcus senticosus is the Latin name for Siberian ginseng and is often referred to as eleuthero for short. Eleuthero grows as a shrub with dark green, palmate leaves found in Eastern Russia, China, Japan, and Korea. It produces tiny purple and green flowers followed by blue-black berries. The root is the part of the plant that is used for its medicinal properties and is commonly used dried.

Siberian ginseng branch with dark berries and purple flowers.

Siberian ginseng was studied by Russian scientists in the 1960s and was found to have similar properties to Asian ginseng. All ginseng plants contain important triterpenoids called ginsenosides. Different species of ginseng plants contain different concentrations of the various ginsenosides.

Benefits of Eleuthero or Siberian Ginseng

Popularly used for its properties related to decreasing stress and fatigue.

Eleuthero is popularly used for its properties related to decreasing stress and fatigue. This herb is known to help with resistance to stress and stimulating the central nervous system to help with fatigue. Eleuthero is used as support for pets with diabetes as it can help balance blood sugar levels. Eleuthero is also used for pets with adrenal conditions like Cushing’s disease or Addison’s disease since it may help balance cortisol levels. Among the many properties this herb has, it may also be beneficial for promoting a healthy immune system and helping reduce inflammation. Eleuthero can also help support circulatory function.

Shredded and dried Siberian ginseng root. Using eleuthero or Siberian ginseng for pets.

Supplements For Pets With Eleuthero

When used correctly, eleuthero has many benefits for our furry friends. It is important that pets should only use it in a dosage formulated to be safe for their size and metabolism. Eleuthero or Siberian ginseng is used in five of our natural supplement formulations due to the variety of benefits it can have for pet health.

Lesstress is our supplement to help with stress and anxiety in pets. Lesstress is generally recommended for dogs and can be especially helpful for pets that experience separation anxiety, or situational anxiety like during car rides, or trips to the vet. Lesstress contains herbs that act as a mild sedative without causing drowsiness and herbs like eleuthero that help with resisting stress.

Maris is formulated for helping relieve constipation. It promotes healthy bowel movements and softer stools while also helping relieve inflammation. The herbs in this blend work together to promote good colon and gastrointestinal health.

Resthyro is formulated specifically for pets with hyperthyroidism. It helps promote balanced thyroid activity and can help relieve symptoms related to hyperthyroidism such as excessive appetite and irritability. Eleuthero is one of the primary herbs in Resthyro because of its ability to support balanced thyroid and immune system function as well as helping to reduce stress.

Supraglan is our supplement recommended for pets with adrenal conditions such as Cushing’s disease or Addison’s disease. Supraglan helps with balanced adrenal gland function and managing the symptoms of adrenal conditions such as increased thirst and urination. Since eleuthero is known to aid in balancing adrenal function, it is included in this blend.

Thyro-Up, not to be confused with Resthyro, is our supplement formulated for pets with hypothyroidism. Thyro-Up helps promote balance thyroid activity and can help with symptoms associated with hypothyroidism like loss of appetite and sluggishness. Eleuthero is included in this formula due to its thyroid-balancing properties, ability to support a healthy immune system and properties that help fight fatigue.


If you have any doubts about whether eleuthero or Siberian ginseng is right for your pet, our pet experts are here to help! We can help you with recommendations for your pet’s supplement regimen, diet, and so much more! Click the chat button below to get connected with our pet expert team!

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Published: June 11, 2021

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