Assessing Potential Efficacy of Rhodiola Extract for Cognitive Symptoms of Stress Using a Bioassay Model of Memory

Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea, Crassulaceae) is a succulent perennial herb that grows wild throughout arctic Eurasia. The rose-scented root and rhizome have long been included in the pharmacopeias world-wide, including Dioscorides in classical Rome. It is used for symptoms arising from stress and especially valued for its stimulating effect on the mind. Extracts of Rhodiola are typically … Continue reading Assessing Potential Efficacy of Rhodiola Extract for Cognitive Symptoms of Stress Using a Bioassay Model of Memory

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Authentication of Eleuthero and Rhodiola Supplements in the United Kingdom

Eleuthero (Siberian ginseng, Eleutherococcus senticosus, Araliaceae) and Rhodiola (Rhodiola Rosea, Crassulaceae) roots are popular herbal supplements that are used to improve overall health resilience to conditions such as stress and exhaustion. The purpose of this study was to authenticate eleuthero and Rhodiola herbal supplements utilizing DNA barcoding techniques and determine whether there is evidence for adulteration. … Continue reading Authentication of Eleuthero and Rhodiola Supplements in the United Kingdom

Review on Stress Reduction from Rhodiola

Stress, a physiological reaction to threat or pressure, is mediated by hormones, cytokines, and catecholamines. If untreated, these signals can lead to chronic stress or "burnout." Stressors may be physical, emotional, environmental, external, or self-driven. The World Health Organization calls stress "the health epidemic of the 21st century." Stress-related conditions include depression; anxiety; diabetes; and … Continue reading Review on Stress Reduction from Rhodiola

Exploratory Trial Suggests Rhodiola May Benefit Prolonged or Chronic Fatigue

Fatigue is defined as feeling tired or lacking energy, emotional stability, or motivation, and/or having difficulty in concentration and memory. Prolonged fatigue is defined as fatigue lasting 1 to 6 months, while chronic fatigue lasts for > 6 months. There is no standard treatment for fatigue of unknown etiology. Treatment often involves exercise or cognitive … Continue reading Exploratory Trial Suggests Rhodiola May Benefit Prolonged or Chronic Fatigue