Recent trends in herbal therapies have demonstrated an escalation in the interest, research and use of adaptogenic bontanicals that increase resilience and stamina to chronic stress. This should not come as a surprise since modern lifestyles often operate on time constraints that leave individuals feeling short on sleep, healthy meals, time alone, time with family, and of course … energy. Success is often measured by productivity, and productivity is matched with speed. As society continues to move toward a George Jetson prototype rather than aspiring to move back to the ‘Little House on the Prairie,’ it will increasingly rely on tools that will provide support for the demands and stresses of a fast-paced life.
Rhodiola rosea is becoming one of the most popular adaptogenic botanicals in North America. It has long been recognized and revered in Russia, Europe and Asia as an herb that increased mental, physical and emotional resiliency. Originally founded by a Greek physician and duly named because of its fragrant rose-scented roots, rhodiola’s adaptogenic qualities were noted as early as 1755, in the Swedish pharmacopoeia. Rhodiola contains numerous antioxidants and flavonoids, but its prized constituents include rosavins and salidrosides, which are now used as the mark of standardization.Read More