Golden root extract

was included in the first Swedish Pharmacopoeia (1755). Vikings used the herb to enhance their physical strength and endurance.

IDENTIFICATION DATA
Commercial name Golden root
Botanical name Rhodiola rosea
Botanical family Crassulaceaae
Plant part Root
Origin China
Manufacturing place China
Active ingredient(s) Salidrose (rhodioloside), Rosavin
The anatomy of golden root
The golden root
PROPERTIES
•   Powerful adaptogen
•   Antifatigue, anti-stress, antihypoxic (protection against damaging effects of oxygen deprivation), anticancer, antioxidant
•   Immune enhancing
•   Sexual stimulating effects

cinnamyl alcohol glycoside responsible for the antidepressant and anxiolytic actions of this plant, along with salidroside

Rosavin, Cinnamyl alcohol glycoside responsible for the antidepressant and anxiolytic actions, along with salidroside

APPLICATIONS
Medicinal

About Rhodiola rosea

Traditional folk medicine used R. rosea to increase physical endurance, work productivity, longevity, resistance to high altitude sickness, and to treat fatigue, depression, anemia, impotence, gastrointestinal ailments, infections, and nervous system disorders.