Rhodiola root (Rhodiola rosea)
Generally considered safe. As yet there is no published data on safety for use in children, during pregnancy or breastfeeding but no adverse effects or safety issues have been reported.
Avoid taking just before bed.
Avoid in states of agitated depression. When using in cases of exhaustion, consider and try to remove initial cause of exhaustion rather than simply symtomatic relief.
Possible mild side effects: dry mouth and dizziness.
Common name: Rhodiola, Rose Root, Arctic Root, Golden Root
Part used: Roots
Habitat: Rocky slopes and sea cliffs of northern Europe and Arctic regions.
Constituents: Phenylethanoids, phenylpropanoids (mainly rosavins), phenylpropanes, monoterpene derivatives, proanthocyanidins, flavonolignans, flavonoids, phenolic acids.
Actions: Strong anti-oxidant, increases mitochondirial capacity, adaptogenic, monoamine oxidase inhibitor, anxiolytic, anti-depressant, neuroprotective, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, antiviral
Traditional and current uses:
• Chronic stress (physical, emotional or mental)
• Nervous exhaustion
• Metabolic syndrome
• Alzheimer's Disease
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