Rhodiola rosea – stress killer and natural antidepressant

Rhodiola rosea is also called rose root. It is a plant that likes to grow in the cool, preferably in Siberia. For us humans, it is an adaptogen: a remedy that makes us resistant to stress. Stress can now be tolerated much better. Rhodiola also helps with depressive moods and anxiety.

Autor: Dr. med. W. Tönnes 


Rhodiola rosea is a natural remedy for psychological complaints

Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) – also called rose root – is rarely mentioned in German-language literature. It is quite different in English-language literature. Dr. Richard P. Brown, professor of psychiatry, has dedicated an entire book to the plant: The Rhodiola Revolution.

In it he describes – besides a lot of background information – countless case studies with Rhodiola rosea from his practice and the practice of his wife Dr. Patricia L. Gerbarg (also a psychiatrist).

Dr. Gerbarg first experienced the effect of Rhodiola rosea in her own body (she recovered from chronic fatigue caused by Lyme disease thanks to Rhodiola) before the two doctors integrated the Rhodiola extract into their daily clinical routine and achieved astonishing healing results with it.

As psychiatrists, they were used to prescribing psychotropic drugs with many side effects. They are now all the more enthusiastic about Rhodiola, a remedy that can improve not only the mental but also the physical health of patients so well – and all this without showing side effects.

It is true that they combine Rhodiola rosea with other medicinal plant preparations or even with medicines if necessary. But this does not change the fact that the plant has an extremely positive influence on almost every therapy – whether prescribed alone or combined with other remedies.

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