Rhodiola Rosea is a plant that grows throughout the world, mostly in rugged, cold climates. It’s widespread across Siberia, Northern Europe, and the mountains of Asia and North America. In Russia, Rhodiola Rosea has been used for hundreds of years to combat fatigue and depression stemming from the cold, isolated conditions.

Studies are under way to quantify what so many people already seem to know: Rhodiola Rosea, also known as golden root and rose root, is a natural remedy for depression, fatigue, and general malaise. So many people suffer from depression in one form or another. Sadly, millions of people suffering with mild depression do not bother to seek medical treatment. And when depression is treated with prescription medications the side effects can sometimes be as bad or worse than the depression itself.

One of the benefits taking of Rhodiola Rosea to improve your mood is that the Rhodiola side effects appear to be very minimal and most people don’t experience side effects when taking it. Taken in either tincture or capsule form, the plant has been shown to relieve anxiety and mild forms of depression. It also seems to work as a restorative, alleviating headaches, flu symptoms, and improving both mental and physical functions after exertion.

Studies are under way to see if Rhodiola Rosea may also be effective for weight loss, because it is a mild stimulant. If you think you have mild depression or anxiety, or if you simply want to improve your endurance, both physically and mentally, Rhodiola Rosea may be something worth trying. It’s all-natural, with no dangerous side-effects, and it has been proven to work for people throughout the world. It could work for you, too. Keep in mind the affects from Rhodiola are often subtle. Its not a miracle cure for any illness or condition, but it has proved to be helpful for a number of people who have tried it.