Rhodiola rosea: what is it for and how to consume it

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There Rhodiola rosea It is a medicinal plant that is used as an “adaptogen”, that is, it is able to “adapt” to the functioning of the organism, helping to increase physical resistance, reduce the effects of stress and improve brain functioning.

In addition, this plant is also used to help treat colds, anemia, sexual impotence, lack of memory, depression, anxiety, muscle pain and mental fatigue.

There Rhodiola rosea You can buy naturist shops, pharmacies and shops online, generally in the form of capsules with dry extract.

There are several benefits that there Rhodiola rosea provides for health:

1. Reduce stress and anxiety

One of the most important effects of Rhodiola rosea It’s your ability to reduce the effect of stress and anxiety. This is due to the fact that the plant contains compounds that seem to promote a moderate increase in endorphins, providing a feeling of well being, which also contributes to improving the mood in depression.

2. Reduce tiredness and fatigue

Although the specific reason for this is not known, several studies show that this plant reduces fatigue, increasing performance in physical and mental tasks.

3. Stimulating memory and concentration

In some investigations, in addition to reducing stress and fatigue, Rhodiola rosea It has also demonstrated a capacity to improve memory, concentration and learning. This effect could be related to a greater supply of blood to the brain, which can improve the process and the perception of information.

4. Protect the cardiovascular system

There Rhodiola rosea It has a strong antioxidant action that reduces the damage caused by oxidative stress, which improves cardiovascular health.

In addition, as the plant also helps to reduce stress, anxiety and tiredness, it also acts indirectly on the heart’s heart and blood pressure.

5. Strengthen the immune system

To help reduce levels of stress and have strong antioxidant action, Rhodiola rosea It can be used to strengthen the immune system and increase immunity, fighting mild infections such as colds or the flu.

Some studies have pointed out that the regular use of this plant can also increase the natural asesin cells and improve the immunity of T cells, which can end up helping the organism to protect itself against mutations, toxins and other harmful chemical substances and, therefore, , you can be a good ally in the treatment of cancer. However, it is necessary to carry out further investigations.

6. Improve the quality of the sueño

In studies carried out at high latitudes, the use of this plant has helped to improve some disorders of the sweat, regulating the sweat-vigilance cycles and improving the heat of the sweat in general, without producing the negative effects characteristic of synthetic stimulants.

7. Regulate the blood sugar levels

The use of the infusion of Rhodiola rosea seems to be able to increase the number of glucose transporters, so that the blood goes to the cells to be used instead of remaining in the blood stream.

In addition, other studies also indicate that this plant can reduce the absorption of carbohydrates, which facilitates the work of the body to keep glucose levels under control.

how to consume

There Rhodiola rosea It is mainly used in capsules. The recommended dose depends on the percentage of dry extract contained in the drug, generally ranging from 100 to 600 mg per day, and should preferably be consumed during the morning.

In addition to this, it can also be ingested in the form of tea, which can be prepared in the following way:

  • infusion of Rhodiola rosea: place 1 teaspoon of plant root in a bowl of water, leaving it to rest for 4 hours. The continuation must paste the infusion and drink it maximum 2 times a day.

Possible side effects

As it is an adaptogenic plant, the Rhodiola rosea It will be well tolerated, for this reason no related side effects are known.


There Rhodiola rosea it is contraindicated in states of arousal, and should not be used by children, embarazadas, lactating women or patients with a known history of allergy to any of the phytochemical components of the plant.

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