Botanical name: Rhodiola rosea
Origin: Alaska, Canada, Scotland, Scandinavia and Russia
Actions: Powerful adaptogen, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory that promotes physical and mental endurance. Traditionally used for longevity, to promote fertility, reduce depression and treat infection.
Description: Arctic plant with strong adaptogenic qualities that promote physical and mental endurance as well as enhancing their performance. Traditionally, it is known to enhance work rate and the ability to cope with high altitude and coldness. Clinical trials indicated that it can aid to improve mental fatigue, concentration and short-term memory.
In Russia, rose root is more commonly used for its antidepressant qualities. It is often used for psychiatric and neurological ailments, such as depression and even schizophrenia. Other traditional uses include the promotion of longevity, improving fertility and treating infections, such as respiratory tract infections.
Rhodiola is an “adaptogen” which means it helps people adapt to help manage stress, and give a general boost in positive thinking or well-being and energy. Rhodiola is thought to enhance immunity, increase sexual function, increase the capacity for exercise, aid muscle recovery after strenuous workouts and to enhance memory, Rhodiola is also used as a main herb in breaking the addiction cycle. Reports and study shows that it is helpful for overcoming cannabis addiction.
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