Rhodiola is an herb that’s sometimes referred to as roseroot, golden root, and King’s crown. This flowering perennial grows in northern areas of Europe, Asia, and North America, including regions of the Arctic. Rhodiola bears small yellowish-white flowers and can typically be found growing near rocky sea coasts or atop cliffs. It has a long history as a medicinal plant thanks to powerful phenols, flavonoids, phenols, and quinones. Many studies have been conducted on Rhodiola and confirm what folk medicine practitioners have long understood: Rhodiola tea has many health benefits.
1. Depression Relief
Many people who suffer from depression also experience fatigue. Mental fatigue can affect energy levels to the point of debilitation. Rhodiola can alleviate depression-related fatigue by improving energy levels. Simply drinking Rhodiola tea can lead to fewer symptoms of depression. Rhodiola appears to increase the sensitivity of neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. With this boost, the neurotransmitters can more effectively do their job enhancing mood. If you are taking medications for depression or anxiety, be sure to consult with your healthcare provider before embarking on any course of herbal medicine.