The amazing RHODIOLA
Rhodiola rosea also known as rose root, golden root, artic root and Russian rhodiola possesses tonic and stimulant properties that increase resistance to stress and disease. It is traditionally believed to give strength and stamina and is known to increase attention span as well as work productivity providing a dramatic boost in energy levels, increased memory and mental performance. It has been commonly used to treat long-term illness and tiredness due to infection, mood elevation, mental alertness, sports performance, impotence, liver problems and as adjuvant treatment of cancer.
One of the great benefits of mixing a number of herbal remedies into a formula is that it can be made to suit individual requirements. The many beneficial actions of Rhodiola can be enhanced by combining with other suitable herbal medicines. For example:
Rhodiola combines well with other herbs that increase resistance to stress and disease such as Siberian ginseng and Withania.
Rhodiola combines well with other herbs for Depression and nervous debility such as St John’s Wort and Skullcap
Rhodiola combines well with other herbs for male sexual dysfunction such as Tribulus and Saw Palmetto
Rhodiola combines well with other herbs for menstrual disorders such as female reproductive tonics Paeonia and Dong Quai
Rhodiola combines well with other herbs to make brain tonic and study mixes such as Bacopa and Ginkgo
Rhodiola combines well with other herbs for liver problems that protect and restore liver liver function such as Schisandra and St Mary’s Thistle.
Rhodiola combines well with other herbs as adjuvant treatment of cancer such as Cat’s Claw and Pau d?arco
A word of caution: Rhodiola us is not advised for depressed patients with hysteric and phobic symptoms as may occur with bipolar disorder. Concurrent use of stimulants such as caffeine is best avoided.