Herbs from Russia

Russia is a country rich in its variety of flora. There are more than two thousand species of plants in the country, with many medicinal plants used in traditional medicine and pharmaceutical production. This article shares some of the miraculous herbs from Russia that you might not have heard before.

Let’s get started with the medicinal properties and benefits of Russian herbs!

Best Herbs from Russia


Eleutherococcus is a medicinal plant from Russia that is often referred to as "Siberian Ginseng" or "Russian Ginseng." Although it is different from Ginseng, these two plants share some common properties. They are both adaptogenic plants, that is to say, their ability to support the body functions in the face of stressful factors.

Athletes and students particularly appreciate the virtues of Eleutherococcus. Its root is traditionally used to stimulate the body's immune system and fight against temporary or prolonged episodes of fatigue.

Its Benefits and Virtues

Eleutherococcus is native to Asia. The virtues of its roots are known and used from Siberia to Korea. In traditional Asian medicine, it is recommended to restore energy, improve general condition, restore memory, restore appetite, increase endurance, and alleviate symptoms associated with bronchitis, heart ailments, and rheumatism.

In recent years, Eleutherococcus has gained great popularity. Russian athletes took advantage of its benefits during international competitions to increase their endurance and physical resistance. Russian astronauts have also touted its benefits for adapting to the extreme conditions of their space travel.

The beneficial properties of Eleutherococcuslie in its roots, with which different formats are developed: powder, tincture, dry or liquid extract, etc. These ingredients can be offered in various packaging: sachet, bottle, capsule, etc.

Rhodiola Rosea

The Rhodiola Rosea is a medicinal plant originally used by the Vikings for strength and courage. It was rediscovered by the Russians during the Cold War when they were looking for adaptogenic plants. It now grows only in extreme climates like Siberia.

Its Benefits and Virtues

The antioxidant properties of Rhodiola allow the body to combat aging and delay the onset of degenerative diseases.

It can also improve concentration ability and problem-solving in the face of stress and fatigue or lack of energy. The Rhodiola is a medicinal plant for anyone who wishes to increase their athletic skills and breathing resistance (favors the oxygen in the blood).

It is used to combat the lack of oxygen in height and the mountains. Likewise, it is a very effective plant to regulate blood pressure, protect the heart and related diseases. It is also ideal for immunizing against influenza due to its anti-viral properties.


Hawthorn, from the Rosacea family, is one of the most frequently used medicinal herbs in Russia. It is also called whitethorn or cenellier. Behind its off-putting thorny appearance, the shrub conceals medicinal virtues that are beneficial for health.

Its Benefits and Virtues

It contains flavonoids, triterpenes, omega 3 and 6, as well as vitamins C and E. The virtues of hawthorn flowers to calm heart palpitations have long been recognized by facilitating blood transport from the arteries to the heart.

 In any case, it is not a question of treating serious pathological heart diseases; Hawthorn can only provide relief to people with a healthy heart who occasionally experience mild heart rhythm disturbances. Women experiencing palpitations during menopause can also use hawthorn. Nervous, anxious people who have difficulty sleeping can also use it as a natural remedy.

Hawthorn is presented and used in different ways:

  • as an infusion or decoction: 1 teaspoon of dried hawthorn flowers/150 ml (3 cups maximum/day or as a gargle against sore throat),
  • in capsules, extracts, or tincture, according to the pharmacist's instructions

Now you know some of the extraordinary herbs from Russia and their hidden virtues. Do not forget to share this information with your friends and family.

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