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Rhodiola tea – Benefits and properties

by Dianna Leon

The plant known as Rhodiola rosea , also known as Golden Root , or even golden root, according to research published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine , the plant has properties that stimulate mental performance, in addition to decreasing the hormone cortisol, which causes stress, consequently reducing stress in general. When used daily, it can also help relieve depression and anxiety, in addition to promoting a good mood.

The plant has been used for a long time in Eastern Europe and Asia, mainly to improve physical endurance, in addition to many other benefits. It can be found for sale in health food stores.


Physical endurance and other benefits

In the ancient East, the roots of this plant were used to increase physical resistance, in addition to acting against evils resulting from high attitudes, improving soldiers’ performance. The plant also presents other results, but discovered more recently, which involve benefits related to disorders of the Central Nervous System.

Many tests and studies have been carried out, proving that the plant can help, due to the presence of rosavins, a substance that stabilizes the levels of norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin in the brain, in the treatment of depression.

The herbal plant is classified by some scientists as adoptagen, or adoptogen , which means that it has the power to increase resistance and combat stress and tension. It can also help against muscle pain and fatigue, in addition to increasing concentration and memory.

The use of the plant also helps to end fatigue, cure depression, reduce stress and anxiety, end stress ailments such as palpitations, muscle pain and others. It is effective in improving, in addition to those mentioned above, the quality of sleep, and increasing fat burning, especially in abdominal regions.

Rhodiola and slimming

In addition to fighting anxiety and depression, which can cause weight gain, the golden root also helps to promote weight loss in adipose tissue, so it is very suitable for those who want to lose weight.

Research in this regard was also carried out: tests were carried out on 121 people to test their slimming powers. It was then demonstrated that the plant, when ingested, activates lipase, which is an enzyme that burns the body’s fat deposits, especially in the abdominal regions.

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