Rhodiola Herb Benefits
You may not have heard of the plant Rhodiola rosea, and that’s a shame, because this is a powerful and beneficial herb for the body. Commonly known as golden root, or rose root for its lovely color, it is native to areas like Russia and Scandinavia. The herb is so tough, it can survive some of the harshest weather conditions, and some people have have grown it right on the granite rock of the USA’s northeast state of Maine.
So, what does rhodiola rosea do for the human body? There are so many benefits we couldn’t even list them all, but here are some of the conditions this medicinal plant can help:
Headaches, fatigue, poor appetite, depression, cardiac problems, cancer, muscle recovery, weak erections, schizophrenia, insomnia, mental performance, regulating blood sugar levels for diabetics, stress reliever, etc.
A lot of studies have been conducted on the herb, so it has the back-up material to prove its effectiveness. Some people enjoying making a tea from the roots of Rhodiola, and others use it in the form of a tincture. You can also purchase the herb in the standardized extract pill form, according to one expert. This doctor recommends starting with 100 mg once a day for a week and then increasing the dosage by 100 mg every week, up to 400 mg a day, if needed.
Pregnant or nursing mothers are advised not to add Rhodiola rosea to their daily routine. There has not been any medical literature that suggests any harm, but as always, one should check with their physician before starting any new supplementation program. Also, this herb is not recommended for use by young children, in case there is an undiagnosed medical condition or allergies.