Rhodiola Rosea

Common Names   Golden root , roseroot , arctic root , SHR-5 , rhodaxon
Scientific Names   Rhodiola rosea L., Sedum rosea , Rhodiola roanensis Britton

Adaptogen (increases adaptability to stress); anti-fatigue (reduces effects of “burnout” or prolonged low-level exertion); reduces adverse effects of oxygen deprivation; improves memory & concentration.

Rhodiola is used for increasing energy, stamina, strength and mental capacity; and as a so-called “adaptogen” to help the body adapt to and resist physical, chemical, and environmental stress. It is also used for improving athletic performance, shortening recovery time after long workouts, improving sexual function; for depression; and for heart disorders such as irregular heartbeat and high cholesterol.

Some people use rhodiola for tuberculosis and diabetes; preventing cold and flu, aging, and liver damage; improving hearing; strengthening the nervous system; and enhancing immunity.