Herbal Healthwatch, September 2018

Rhodiola Relieves Stress Rhodiola {Rhodiola rosea} is a perennial groundcover that grows in some of the harshest conditions on Earth; the Arctic regions, from Scandinavia to Siberia. For centuries in Russia, Rhodiola enjoyed a folk reputation as a while-body strengthener or tonic. After World War II, Russian researchers added it to the short list of … Continue reading Herbal Healthwatch, September 2018

Rhodiola Rosea

Benefits, Side Effects Rhodiola Rosea is a flowering herb that grows in cold, high-altitude regions of Europe and Asia. Other names for it include arctic root, golden root, king's crown, and roseroot.Rhodiola Rosea has been used in traditional medicine for many years, particularly in Russia, Scandinavia, and other cold, mountainous areas. Some people believe the herb can … Continue reading Rhodiola Rosea

The Three Phases of Stress

Thanks to the pioneering work of two physicists Walter Cannon and Hans Selye we now understand better the physiologic effects of stress. Scientist Hans Selye is credited with describing the “Adaptation Response and the three phases of stress†. Phase 1 is called the Alarm Reaction. It is in this phase that we first perceive … Continue reading The Three Phases of Stress

Roseroot May Have Potential as Alternative Treatment for Depression

A herb used in traditional European folk medicine for over 3,000 years could be a potential treatment option for depression, according to the results of a new study. Many common therapies for mild to moderate depression can have side effects such as nausea and sexual dysfunction. The study, published in Phytomedicine, was led by Dr. … Continue reading Roseroot May Have Potential as Alternative Treatment for Depression

What Are Nervine Herbs?

Nervine herbs – ranging from skullcap to oats, linden, lemon balm, chamomile, and rose, to name a few – rebalance internal tension helping to support a calm, even response to the stresses and challenges of everyday life. While they are gentle and mild in their actions – certainly not full-on sedatives – this is actually an advantage. You … Continue reading What Are Nervine Herbs?

What Are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are natural substances that work with a person’s body and help them adapt; most notably, to stress. Adaptogens are a natural ally in dealing with persistent stress and fatigue because they work with regulating important hormones. Adaptogens offer several other health benefits, including… A boost for the immune system Support for managing a healthy … Continue reading What Are Adaptogens?