Rhodiola Rosea

Welcome to Rhodiola Rosea, a site dedicated to one of the few herbs that can truly make a difference in your life, whether you choose a capsule or a rhodiola rosea extract and whether you use it for improving your endurance or you plan on using rhodiola rosea for depression. Whether you need help finding a legitimate, quality source or rhodiola rosea or you’re just researching the right rhodiola dosage for your purpose, I hope to provide you a comprehensive resource.

On this page we’ll go over some basics about Rhodiola Rosea and Adaptogens. Of course, I’ll add more and more detailed content soon, including comprehensive discussions on the benefits of rhodiola rosea as well as a clear explanation of the possible side effects of rhodiola rosea, so keep an eye on the sidebar for updates.

I recently added Dr. Zakir Ramazanov’s excellent phytomedicinal research in the form of downloadable PDFs. I hope you learn something with your visit to my site, and I wish you the best in health and in life. Continue reading

Rhodiola In the Future

One can probably muster some cynicism when it comes to wondering why safe, natural treatments like Rhodiola Rosea are passed over for more profitable developments by pharmaceutical companies. But when you look at the foundation of evidence and promise available for Rhodiola Rosea, you still muster hope as well. Hope that someone will appreciate how and why it deserves some controlled clinical trials in the United States. Hope that a safe, inexpensive herbal remedy might elicit the curiosity of a few good researchers.

With so many promising benefits and so few side effects, I expect this change any day. But in this section of Rhodiola Rosea Phytomedicinal Overview, Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, Dr. Richard Brown, and Dr. Zakir Ramazanov implored the science community to explore the possibility of rhodiola research a full ten years ago. I still hold to the promise that the science community will want to see what can be done with the promising properties of this natural herbal remedies. The default skepticism for anything considered natural or herbal should be replaced with the curiosity and creativity for how to isolate and amplify the beneficial properties of something like R. rosea or its rosavins.

Read on to learn why Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, Dr. Richard Brown, and Dr. Zakir Ramazanov felt hope and urgency for additional research. Continue reading

Rhodiola Rosea Endocrine and Reproductive Effects

Most people who study rhodiola focus on the long list of benefits that are associated with its ability to alleviate mild depression and anxiety as well as increase energy and endurance. These benefits are the cornerstone of dozens of different effects and benefits of rhodiola. However, because it is also an antioxidant and a mild modulator of our adrenal glands and their cortisol production, we may also discover many endocrine and reproductive effects that may be very beneficial to those suffering from hormone imbalances or fertility problems.

These claims are supported by initial animal studies and case studies conducted by Dr. Brown. While much more research must be conducted to verify the use of rhodiola rosea for improving fertility and helping balance estrogen and testosterone in men and women, the initial evidence is promising. Remember that part of this promise comes from the simple fact that these effects are obtained with a natural herbal supplement with a remarkably low toxicity and with very few side effects. Thus real human trial would be safer than many potent chemical currently used in many long term clinical trials.

For more on how this adaptogen may benefit you if you or someone you love is suffering from hormone imbalances or fertility problems, read on about Rhodiola Rosea Endocrine and Reproductive Effects. Continue reading

Rhodiola Rosea Phytomedicinal Overview

In this comprehensive overview originally published in the Herbal Gram newsletter in 2002 then soon after republished with permission on Rhodiola Rosea, Dr. Richard Brown, Dr. Patricia Gerbarg and RhodiolaRosea.Org founder Dr. Zakir Ramazanov aggregate and evaluate nearly 100 different pharmacological and clinical studies to ascertain the efficacy of leveraging this herbal remedy for various healthful purposes. An extensive list of rhodiola benefits are posited, explored and either negated or validated.

The authors methodically begin with the use of R. rosea in traditional medicine then trace the evolution of our understanding and usage of this potent adaptogen through to its potential future uses. The side effects and toxicity is explored and the wide range of uses, from applications for stress and anxiety through the enhancement of mental and physical performance, are detailed with extensive references cited to support their position. Read on to help determine if this supplement could provide the herbal stress relief you are looking for. Continue reading

Rhodiola Rosea Pharmacology, Phytochemistry and Standardization

Discover the groundbreaking research conducted by Dr. Zakir Ramazanov to reveal why rhodiola rosea is the species with the most promising benefits. Yes, there are several species and you need to understand why this is important when evaluating different rhodiola supplements.

Many people may not realize it, but many rhodiola supplements use other species as a substitute or more accurately, as an adulterant. Specifically, rhodiola crenulata, while containing a promising concentration of salidrosides, lacks the rosavins associated with the most potent benefits, yet it is often found in otherwise seemingly respectable remedies suggested for herbal stress relief.

Dr. Zakir Ramazanov also collects several references to research that verifies or corroborates rhodiola rosea’s promise, despite it manifesting so few side effects. With a broad range of mental and physical benefits evident in a number of studies conducted across multiple continents over several decades, it seems this safe and promising herbal remedy deserve more comprehensive research and consideration by the scientific community.

After you read this research and assess the tables and diagrams constructed by Dr. Ramazanov, you will better understand how to examine the different rhodiola supplements available to you and why you might consider this remedy in the first place. Continue reading

Rhodiola Supplements for Muscle Development

While the research still rests more in the hands of the east than the west, rhodiola rosea still holds tremendous promise for athletes looking to enhance their performance in a safe, legal and natural way. In this comprehensive piece of research, RhodiolaRosea.Org founder Dr. Zakir Ramazanov and his esteemed colleague collect and discuss the aggregate reality of the research supporting the use of rhodiola rosea for muscle development.

The potential benefits of this extract are broad and diverse, from providing herbal stress relief to treating mild depression. However, the Internet is ripe with hype and it can be difficult to discern the sales pitches from the real research. I encourage you to explore Dr. Ramazanov’s detailed discussion so you learn why that hype (some of it admittedly excessive and empty) has a reason for existing in the first place. At the very least, it seems exploring something with so few side effects is the only responsible thing to do.

So read on to learn more about the benefits of supplementing your diet with rhodiola rosea if you desire to improve your ability to develop muscles and enhance your athletic performance. Continue reading

Herbal Stress Relief

Can the Russian root Rhodiola Rosea be good for your health and provide you with the safe herbal stress relief you are looking for? Researches believe there is real promise in this adaptogenic herbal remedy.

Read Newsweek’s article on the beginning of this phenomenon to learn how scientists and researchers were excited about the benefits of rhodiola back in 2003.

What began with exciting research conduced by Dr. Zakir Ramazanov was ignited by research published in the Phytomedicine Journal and then corroborated by research pursued in the United States by UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry and the Columbia University Medical Center (and published in The Rhodiola Revolution). Read on to better understand the origins and continued hope of this herbal stress buster, the adaptogen rhodiola rosea extract, an herbal remedy with great benefits yet very few side effects. Continue reading

Rhodiola Rosea Phytomedicinal Overview References, Credits and Acknowledgments

The following compilation of references, citations, credits and acknowledgments accompanies the Rhodiola Rosea Phytomedicinal Overview. Here in you will find around 100 different references and acknowledgments. The references should be suitable for your use in continued research work. The work collected and evaluated here should provide herbal researchers years of information to explore and consider. While still more research must be conducted to verify many of the claims and observations made among the studies in these references, the data provides a promising start to proper and thorough scientific research into the genuine healthful benefits of rhodiola rosea, rhodiola benefits and remarkably low rhodiola side effects.

Read on to explore the wide range of sources compiled and considered by the authors as they assembled this seminal piece of rhodiola rosea research. Continue reading