Ashwagandha, sometimes referred to as Indian ginseng, is a natural herbal remedy with a long history of use, and a strong following. Many people are skeptical of the limited conventional science on this adaptogen, and believe ashwagandha’s very long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine corroborates its genuine potency and efficacy. In the context of rhodiola rosea, ashwagandha may have a larger and more ardent following, but ironically, it features far less modern, scientific evidence to support its efficacy.
While ashwagandha side effects are mild and few, it is important to understand them before taking this herbal remedy. Read more to learn about the specific uses and side effects of ashwagandha. Continue reading
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
From Siberia to Mongolia and China, from the Swedish Pharmacopoeia published in 1755 to centuries earlier with the Vikings, the potentially potent properties of rhodiola rosea have been exploited by traditional medicines for centuries now. Even in the past several decades, researchers have undertaken expeditions to remote villages in mountainous areas of Asia only to find use of the golden root for a broad range of reasons. While the long-time use of R. rosea by a number of different disparate and isolated cultures does not prove that benefits exist, it certainly should provoke more researchers and scientists to at least consider the possibility that this supplement is worth further consideration.
In this part of the Rhodiola Rosea Phytomedicinal Overview, learn how early researchers in Russia and Asia discovered and evaluated the first signs of use for this adaptogen. Learn how evidence suggests even as far back as the Vikings this remedy was in use for its endurance and strength improving properties with few side effects. Read on to discover who pioneered this research and what they discovered… and what this all might mean to you. Continue reading