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 Rosea Taxonomy and Rhodiola Geographical Distribution

Understanding this adaptogen can take more than just buying supplements that tell you on the bottle that popping these pills will make you feel better. To be certain the herbal remedy is worth your time and money (and health!), you should understand why and how any particular supplement will help you. So understanding the taxonomy of the rhodiola genus and developing an accurate understanding of the geographic distribution of plants in this genus will help you better understand why it provides the most potent benefits we look for in a supplement.

While many species of these flowers and plants exist, only R. rosea has been proven to be safe for both animal and human consumption with minimal adverse effects, and only Rhodiola rosea exhibits the promise of providing safe and effective herbal stress relief. Read on to learn more about how and why it has developed these unique properties to earn so much hype in the alternative medicine world. Continue reading

Rhodiola Rosea In Traditional Medicine

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

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