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GOLDEN ROOT
Rhodiola rosea

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Fatigue, impotence, frigidity, depression, nervousness; to combat stress, to stimulate cardiac system, to improve metabolism, to promote convalescence, to improve performance, sexual desire, immune system ...

Description

Composition :
100% Rhodiola rosea radix - 250mg

Part used :
Root

Golden Root (Rhodiola rosea), aka Rose Root, Aaron’s Rod, King’s Crown, is a perennial, succulent plant in the Stonecrop family (Crassulaceae), which grows in the cold regions of the world. These include much of the Arctic, the mountains of Central Asia, eastern North America (from Baffin Island to the mountains of North Carolina) and the mountainous parts of Europe (Alps, Pyrenees, and Carpathian Mountains), Scandinavia, Iceland, Great Britain and Ireland. Several shoots which may reach 5 to 35 cm (14in) in height grow from the same thick root. The green leaves are oblong, fleshy, and grow to 3.5 cm () long and 1.5 cm () wide. The florescence measure typically 4 cm () in diameter and contain many small petals of bright yellow or light yellow color (during bloom the petals have a scent reminiscent of roses).

Scientists have identified about 140 chemical compounds in Golden Root. The roots contain phenols, rosavin, rosin, rosarin, organic acids, terpenoids, phenolcarbonic acids and their derivatives, flavonoids, antrachinones and alkaloids.

Golden Root contains a variety of compounds that may contribute to its medicinal properties, including the class of rosavins that includes rosavin, rosarin, and rosin. Several studies have suggested that the most active components are likely to be rhodioloside and tyrosol, with other components being inactive when administered alone, but showing synergistic effects when a fixed combination of rhodioloside, rosavin, rosarin and rosin was used.

Although these phytochemicals are typically mentioned as specific to Golden Root, there are many other constituent phenolic antioxidants, including proanthocyanidins, quercetin, gallic acid, chlorogenic acid and kaempferol.

Golden Root may be effective for improving mood and alleviating depression. Pilot studies on human subjects showed it improves physical and mental performance, and may reduce fatigue.

In Russia and Scandinavia, Golden Root (aka ‘Solotoy Koren’) has been used for centuries to help cope with the cold Siberian climate and stressful life conditions, and to improve cognitive processes like memory, concentration and learning. Plant based substanced which help the body adapt and cope with stressful conditions are called ‘adaptogens’. Similar terms are found in the Ayurvedic medicinal tradition, where substances with similar properties are known as ‘Rasayana’ and ‘Bala’.

History: In 1958, the russian researcher Vasilevich Lazarev coined the term ‘adaptogen’ for a substance which has a broad beneficial health properties without being in the least toxic. Ginseng would be a example for such a substance. Golden Root – although well recognized ba many indigenous people as a medicinal plant – was actually only recently ‘discovered’ by science: in 1961, Professor G.W. Krylow undertook extensive studies with golden Root and concluded that extracts from the root of the plant were at least as effective as Ginseng. Golden Root has pronounced anti-toxic properties, and promotes a surge in energy and stamina when the organism is exposed to (unspecified) physical and mental stress conditions. Golden Root improves immune system and resilience without producing subjective feelings of wellbeing or exhilaration typical for other adaptogens. It stimulates cleansing of the organism and increases male potency.

Note: Golden Root may be used over prolonged periods of time, as no negative side effects or addictions are known.

Dosage

Take 2 capsules 3 times daily; for prolonged use take 1 capsule 3 times daily

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