Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea)

Rhodiola is an adaptogen used for centuries to improve physical endurance, memory, work productivity, energy, sexual stimulation and reduce altitude sickness. It is an antioxidant, immune stimulant, antidepressant, anti-anxiety and helps with insomnia.


It is believed that Rhodiola works via neurotransmitter activity such as serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine within the brain stem, cerebral cortex and hypothalamus.

I usually combine it with St John’s wort to treat depression, Withania for anxiety or Withania and Siberian ginseng for decreased energy and vitality. Rhodiola standardised to contain 3.0 mg/mL rosavins and 1.0 mg/mL salidroside is available in 200mL through Herbal Store.


About Naturopathy by Savvas Ioannides
Savvas Ioannides is a Naturopathic, Herbal and GAPS Diet practitioner who studied at Nature Care College in Sydney. Savvas uses holistic and natural therapies including Herbal remedies and Nutrition to boost your vitality and help you achieve optimum levels of health.

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