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.
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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