Overview of Rhodiola
Botanical Name: Rhodiola rosea
Rhodiola is native to the harsh climate of the Tibetan Plateau. Standardized extracts of Rhodiola rosea should contain 3% rosavin and 1% rhodioloside (salidroside).
- Cognitive Function, including a combination of Rhodiola with Eleutherococcus senticosus / Schisandra chinensis [1-3]
- Stress/Stress-Induced Fatigue, including a combination of Rhodiola with Eleutherococcus senticosus / Schisandra chinensis [4-8]
- Endurance (potential anti-oxidant properties), another species, Rhodiola crenulata, with ginkgo may have similar medicinal properties [9-17]
- Cardiovascular Health in Breast Cancer Patients, salidroside extracted from Rhodiola 
- Chemotherapy Induced Oral Ulcers, another species, Rhodiola algida 
- Depression 
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) 
- Hypoxia/Oxidative Stress 
- Immune Stimulant in Breast Cancer Patients, another species, Rhodiola algida 
- Immune Stimulant during Spaceflight 
- Improvement in Physical and Cognitive Deficiencies 
- Quality of Life in Acute Non-Specific Pneumonia, a combination of Rhodiola with Eleutherococcus senticosus / Schisandra chinensis 
- Sensitive Skin, Rhodiola with L-carnosine 
No Evidence:insufficient information
No Clinical Research:All other conditions.
- Cold Extremities
- Dry Mouth
- Avoid or contact a licensed healthcare practitioner, if you are in an excited state or have bipolar siorder.
- There was a case of tachyarrhythmia (heart rate exceeding the normal resting state) while taking both Escitalopram and a rhodiola supplement.
- Take rhodiola early in the day because it can interfere with sleep or cause vivid dreams.
There is not enough research on the use of supplements containing rhodiola during pregnancy and breast-feeding, so consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use or avoid use.
Rhodiola is not a "drug", so the best doses have not been thoroughly established. Make sure to follow the specific product instructions and take as directed on the label, or consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use.
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