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Rhodiola Rosea (Arctic root, Siberian Rhodiola Rosea, Snowdown Rose, Roseroot, Golden root)

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General Description

Rhodiola rosea is native to the arctic regions of Europe, Asia and Alaska. It has a long history of use in Iceland, Sweden, France, Russia and Greece. The root of the plant is used for health applications. Rhodiola is known as an adaptogenic herb because it helps the body adapt to and resist physical, chemical and environmental stress. Rosavins and polyphenols are the active components in Rhodiola rosea.

Health Applications

  • Energy
  • Mood and emotional health


For standardized rhodiola rosea, most recommendations are 200-600 milligrams per day with 3% rosavins and 0.8-1% salidroside. For non-standardized rhodiola rosea, 3 grams of the root in divided doses per day or 15-120 drops of the alcohol extract in divided doses per day.