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A 44-year-old member asked:

what is rhodiola rosea and what does it treat?

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Dr. Maulik Shah
Clinical Genetics 24 years experience
Roseroot: Roseroot is a herbal supplement derived from a plant that grows in cold climates near the artic circle. It has been used for years as a way of improving mood in russia. There is some very limited data on its effect on mood and depression in humans but there are some animal studies that suggest it may work on pathways similar to antidepressants. Take cautiously!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Rhodiola Rosea: The soviet union has researched the applications of rhodiola. Rhodiola rosea is an adaptogen with a number of positive effects (v depression, improve immunity, ^ energy, v fatigue ; high altitude sickness prevention). It also helps us to adapt to stressors. Rhodiola has been used to help with weight loss ; it can improve regulation of blood sugar.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can rhodiola rosea contain estrogenic properties?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: No significant properties.
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A 50-year-old female asked:

What are the health benefits of golden root (rhodiola rosea) powder?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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List too long: The putative list is too long to list here: please go to www. Herbwisdom.Com and type in rhodiola and there is an excellent review there. Take care.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how regularly can you take rhodiola rosea?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Daily indefinitely: Rhodiola is an adaptogen, a herb that supports our bodies in many ways and is considered a safe tonic to use indefinitely. Like any medicine, too much can cause side effects (like anxiety and irritability) but that is unlikely with doses of 200-400 mg/day. See http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2007/12/report_nutraceutical/page-01 for more info.
Cleveland, OH
A 32-year-old male asked:

What is the herb rhodiola rosea used for ? Is it effective? Side effects?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Energy,stress,brain: Rhodiola rosea is a tonic herb that's been used for thousands of years. Proven benefits include improved memory & concentration, increased strength,shorter recovery after workouts, better heart function, better immune function, antidepressant, protects liver from toxins & improves erectile dysfunction. It occ, raises blood pressure & makes some hyper: http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-rhodiola.html
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Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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Rhodiola is one of my favorite herbs, one almost everyone can benefit from. It is very safe, affordable and generally well-tolerated. Another good overview: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400399/Rhodiola-for-What-Ails-You.html
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