Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea)


Adaptogen to boost endurance and metabolism, and to address fatigue.

Rhodiola is native to the northern parts of Canada, Sacandinavia, and Siberia. Like other adaptogens, it’s reputation for helping the body rebuild its native resilience is linked to the fact that the plant itself must endure extreme and ever-changing conditions. It’s use as a healing herb has a long history in these regions, as well as in Tibet, where it is used to nourish and treat the lungs. Herbalist David Winston tells us that the plant was popular with immortality-seeking Chinese emperors and with Vikings seeking mental and physical endurance.

Rhodiola has been studied by researchers around the world. It’s a cooling adaptogen, used to enhance alertness, reduce fatigue, and improve memory without being over-stimulating. It’s also seen as helpful to kick-start a slow metabolism.*