Description: Rhodiola is an herb that grows in the cold, mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. Rhodiola is also known as arctic root or golden root, and its scientific name is Rhodiola rosea. Its roots are considered adaptogens, meaning they help your body adapt to stress when consumed. Its root contains more than 140 active ingredients, the two most potent of which are rosavin and salidroside.
People in Russia and Scandinavian countries have used rhodiola to treat anxiety, fatigue and depression for centuries. Today, it’s widely used as a dietary supplement for its many health benefits. Here are science-based health benefits of Rhodiola rosea.
1. Decrease Stress
Rhodiola has long been known as an adaptogen, a natural substance that increases your body’s resistance to stress in non-specific ways.
Consuming adaptogens during stressful times is thought to help you handle stressful situations better. Rhodiola has also been shown to improve symptoms of burnout, which can occur with chronic stress.
2. Fight Fatigue
Stress, anxiety and inadequate sleep are just a few factors that can contribute to fatigue, which can cause feelings of physical and mental tiredness. Due to its adaptogenic properties, rhodiola is thought to help alleviate fatigue.
3. Help Reduce Symptoms of Depression
Depression is a common but serious illness that negatively affects how you feel and act. It’s thought to occur when chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters become unbalanced. Health professionals commonly prescribe antidepressants to help correct these chemical imbalances.
Rhodiola rosea has also been suggested to have antidepressant properties by balancing the neurotransmitters in your brain.
4. Improves Brain Function
Exercise, proper nutrition and a good night’s sleep are sure ways to keep your brain running strong. Some supplements may also help, including rhodiola.
5. Improve Exercise Performance
Rhodiola also shows promise for improving exercise performance. Rhodiola has been shown to improve exercise performance by decreasing perceived exertion, or how hard participants felt their bodies were working.
6. May Help Control Diabetes
Rhodiola may help improve diabetes control. In fact, it has been shown to lower blood sugar in diabetic rats by increasing the number of glucose transporters in the blood. These transporters lower blood sugar by transporting glucose into the cells.
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How to use: Rhodiola tea can be made at home from scratch. Begin by finely chopping 5g of rhodiola root. Place the chopped root in a container and pour 1 cup of boiling water over it. Allow the tea to brew (steep) for 4 hours and filter. Drink 1/5 cup 3-5 times a day. Rhodiola tea by itself can have a strong medicinal taste, so if the flavor is too strong or unpleasant, consider diluting the tea with fruit juice, tonic water, or with other herbal teas.