Rhodiola Rosea

Rhodiola rosea
Rhodiola rosea (commonly golden root, rose root, roseroot, Aaron's rod, Arctic root, king's crown, lignum rhodium, orpin rose) is a perennial flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae. It grows naturally in wild Arctic regions of Europe, including Britain, Asia and North America, and can be propagated as a groundcover.

While its traditional use may have been to prevent altitude sickness and to help cope with cold climates, Rhodiola Rosea is finding new uses as a mood enhancer and antifatigue agent. Rhodiola helps to increase serotonin levels, which can improve your overall mood and may improve reasoning skills as well.1


References

  1. Adaptogen, A. Possible Plant. “Rhodiola rosea: a possible plant adaptogen.” Altern Med Rev 6.3 (2001): 293-302.
  2. Wikipedia Rhodiola Rosea: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodiola_rosea.

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