Authors: Ramona-Niculina Jurcău1, Ioana-Marieta Jurcău2, Dong Hun Kwak3, Vlad-Teodor Grosu4, Septimiu Ormenișan5
1Department of Pathophysiology, Medicine Faculty, “Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
3Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Letters, “Babeș-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
4Department of Mechatronics and Machine Dynamics, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
5Faculty of Physical Education and Sport , “Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Background. Eleutherococcus senticosus (ES), Schisandra chinensis (SC), Rhodiola rosea (RR) and Panax ginseng GSG are well known for their adaptive role.
Aims. The objective was to highlight the interest for the research of ES, SC, RR and GSG adaptogens in relation to stress, mental stress, oxidative stress, fatigue, mental fatigue.
Results. Of the four adaptogens, the greatest interest in research was for GSG and the lowest for ES. For each adaptogen, relative to N, the interest in research related to keyword combinations was reduced. For all four adaptogens, keyword combinations were most studied for S. For all keyword combinations, the greatest interest in research was shown for RR and GSG respectively. For all keyword combinations, the greatest interest in research was for studies: a) on animals, in the case of S, OS and GSG+MS; on human subjects, for MS (except GSG+MS), F and MF; b) with subjects of both genders; c) with subjects aged between 19-44 years, excepting GSG+S, GSG+OS and GSG+F.
Instead of conclusions. ES, SC, RR and GSG are described as adaptogens, having important effects in stress modulation and in reducing oxidative stress and fatigue, including mental fatigue.
Key words: Eleutherococcus senticosus, Schisandra chinensis, Rhodiola Rosea, Ginseng, adaptogens, stress, oxidative stress, fatigue07%20-%20jurcau%20RN%20%20%20%2012-17