Benefits and Side Effects of Rhodiola Rosea

The Rhodiola Rosea which is commonly referred to as the golden root has been grown for thousands of years.

About Rhodiola Rosea

Rhodiola Rosea

They are mostly grown in Eastern Siberia with an altitude of 3500 meters. It was a well kept secret by the Soviet sportsmen and astronauts. We are now living in the era of computers and technology as well as pollution which add physical and mental stresses of life. We need to find a safe way to reduce this stresses of life so that we can live a healthy and longer life.The active ingredients of the Rhodiola Rosea tones and strengthens the body functions while promoting physical endurance. In today’s world, it is an important herb because it strengthens our ability to adapt to situations that are stressful. Stress can lead to physical diseases as well as chronic psychological diseases. Other benefits of this herb include;

  • Cures insomnia
  • Prevents high blood pressure
  • Powerfully acts as a resistance to stress by affecting the autonomic and central nervous systems
  • Improves concentration
  • Increases physical endurance
  • It is a remedy for hormonal disorders
  • Prevents arrhythmia and ischemia which are caused by stress to the heart
  • Cures thyroid disease
  • Prevents high blood pressure
  • Acts against depression by providing a better mood
  • Improves the three phases of learning which are; observation, memory and reproduction
  • Aids in extraordinary high level of sports.

When the muscles of the heart are damaged, the normal flow and function becomes disrupted. The heart rate is controlled by the electrical impulses that are spread by the hearts muscles. When the electric current of the heart is disrupted, a person will have irregular heartbeats. This is the condition that is referred to as arrhythmia.  Higher levels of stress cause more lesions leading to more arrhythmias then sudden deaths. There are studies that show that Rhodiola Rosea heart muscle damage. This is because it reduces the number of catecholamine’s and corticosteroids. This further leads to the normalization of blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. Therefore this herb affects the major cause of heart attack and this is just one of the benefits that make this plant a miraculous plant.The side effects of Rhodiola Rosea are yet to be reported. No patient reported the side effects of this plant while using it. There are scientific studies that point to the plant ability of being ant-mutagenic. This is the effect of boosting cognitive function which is the ability to learn and memorize.


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