Rhodiola rosea

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Rhodiola rosea is a perennial flowering plant that grows in cold climates, also known as rhodiola, arctic root or golden root. Rhodiola rosea has been traditionally used as medicine in Russia, Sweden and other parts of Scandinavia, as well as in traditional Chinese medicine.[1] It is considered an adaptogen.[1]

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  • 2011, The effectiveness and efficacy of Rhodiola rosea L.: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials[2] (Full text)
  • 2012, Rhodiola rosea for physical and mental fatigue: a systematic review[3] (Full text)
  • 2015, Rhodiola rosea: A Versatile Adaptogen[4] (Full text)
  • 2018, Stress management and the role of Rhodiola rosea: a review[5] (Full text)
  • 2018, Identification of ellagic acid from plant Rhodiola rosea L. as an anti-Ebola virus entry inhibitor[6] (Full text)

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Availability is limited, it is an endangered plant.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Rhodiola Rosea Uses, Benefits & Dosage". Drugs.com Herbal Database. Retrieved March 12, 2021.
  2. Hung, Shao Kang; Perry, Rachel; Ernst, Edzard (February 15, 2011). "The effectiveness and efficacy of Rhodiola rosea L.: A systematic review of randomized clinical trials". Phytomedicine. 18 (4): 235–244. doi:10.1016/j.phymed.2010.08.014. ISSN 0944-7113.
  3. Ishaque, Sana; Shamseer, Larissa; Bukutu, Cecilia; Vohra, Sunita (December 2012). "Rhodiola rosea for physical and mental fatigue: a systematic review". BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 12 (1): 1208. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-70. ISSN 1472-6882. PMC 3541197. PMID 22643043.
  4. Khanum, Farhath; Bawa, Amarinder Singh; Singh, Brahm (2005). "Rhodiola rosea: A Versatile Adaptogen". Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. 4 (3): 55–62. doi:10.1111/j.1541-4337.2005.tb00073.x. ISSN 1541-4337.
  5. Anghelescu, Ion-George; Edwards, David; Seifritz, Erich; Kasper, Siegfried (October 2, 2018). "Stress management and the role of Rhodiola rosea: a review". International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice. 22 (4): 242–252. doi:10.1080/13651501.2017.1417442. ISSN 1365-1501. PMID 29325481.
  6. Spasov, A.A.; Wikman, G.K.; Mandrikov, V.B.; Mironova, I.A.; Neumoin, V.V. (April 2000). "A double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study of the stimulating and adaptogenic effect of Rhodiola rosea SHR-5 extract on the fatigue of students caused by stress during an examination period with a repeated low-dose regimen". Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology. 7 (2): 85–89. doi:10.1016/S0944-7113(00)80078-1. ISSN 0944-7113. PMID 10839209.