Rhodiola Rosea is an adaptogenic herb, meaning it helps the body adapts to stress by helping it maintain a sense of homeostasis. Traditionally used in Scandinavia and Russia for stress, fatigue, anxiety, and depression, modern studies show benefit for mental condition, cognitive enhancement, and exercise performance. A powerful adaptogen and longevity herb, Siberian Russians that drank rhodiola tea were commonly believed to live up to over 100 years.
Rhodiola is an adaptogen, giving support for stress management and hormone balance. Bringing the hormones into balance regulates the activity of the pituitary gland, our master control center, balancing the neurotransmitters in our brain as a result. This activity likely explains why rhodiola exhibits gentle yet potent effects that combat anxiety and depression. Studies have shown that it produces fewer side effects and better tolerance compared to antidepressants for major depressive disorder, making it a healthier alternative for some. It has also shown to enhance exercise trials by lowering heart rate while increasing speed and endurance.
It may also help compulsive behaviors that people develop in response to stress, such as binge or “emotional,” eating. Studies have only been performed in rats regarding binge-eating behaviors. The results show efficacy for normalizing compulsive activity via regulation of stress hormones. This could imply that rhodiola’s anxiety-reducing properties could support those who struggle with breaking habits that impair quality of life in eating disorders, OCD, and other unhealthy coping mechanisms.
Its ability to help recover from burnout and stress makes it a wonderful tool for students and those balancing multiple lines of work or a busy family life, or a combination of the 3. Although further studies are needed, a study on students using displayed improvement in anxiety, depression, and mood disturbances including anger, confusion, and overall stress. These feelings can cause people to make unconscious or rash decisions, making rhodiola a promising part of bringing us to our full potential of self.
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Human studies published in the last 10 years
The Effects of Rhodiola rosea L. Extract on Anxiety, Stress, Cognition and Other Mood Symptoms
Rhodiola rosea versus sertraline for major depressive disorder: A randomized placebo-controlled trial
Effect of salidroside, active principle of Rhodiola rosea extract, on binge eating
Anti-Inflammatory and Neuroprotective Effects of Constituents Isolated from Rhodiola rosea
The Effects of an Acute Dose of Rhodiola rosea on Endurance Exercise Performance