About Rhodiola Rosea:
This 12 to 30 inch plant is valued for the root which is purported to have amazing beneficial properties to mental well being, anti-aging, endurance, and overall physical health. The “Rosea” part of it’s name stems from aroma of roses when a root is cut. Rhodiola Rosea is also known as Golden Root, Arctic Root, Siberian Root, and Aaron’s Rod. It belongs to the Crassulaceae plant family.
Rhodiola Rosea is extremely resistant to frigid temperatures, thrives in high altitudes, and prefers rocky, dry conditions. Rhodiola Rosea does not fare well under damp rainy weather conditions. Too much water, too much rain will cause the plant to rot.
Prized since 77AD, it is a traditional Chinese medicine, where it has long been used for its anti-aging, anti-cancer and antioxidant activity.
Rhodiola Rosea, as a supplemental herb has shown promise by increasing resistance to physical and mental stressors, improve the quality of sleep, and increase mental awareness in clinical studies.
Rhodiola Rosea was identified as an “adaptogen” by Russian Scientists - in other words, it is an herb that is in no way harmful, which balances the body, and helps reduce all stresses that the body may encounter.
There are over 200 members of the Rhodiola family of plants, but only Rhodiola Rosea is shown to have the following benefits:
- Increases energy, endurance and stamina
- Improves sexual performance
- Helps reduce stress and anxiety
- Decreases recovery time after strenuous workouts
- Improves cognitive function
- Helps maintain high levels of creatine phosphate