Useful and therapeutic properties of Rhodiola rosea ( golden root )

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Perennial herb with a thick bronze, inside the lemon-yellow rhizome, with the smell of rose oil and bitter astringent taste.Stems erect, not branched, up to 70 cm (sometimes up to 1 m) in height and favorable conditions up to 10 cm of the oppressed.The leaves are light green, soft, fleshy, oval-ovate, often with serrated edges.Flowers small, unisexual, bipartite, beaters The four-golden-yellow, reddish when ripe, are collected in corymbose inflorescences at the tips of stems.Flowers in June-early July.

grows mostly in damp meadows, on the rocky shores of mountain rivers and tundra.

Medical raw material are the roots of flowering plants in the second half of July and early August.Rhizoma

purified from the ground, dried in the shade, and then in a dryer at a temperature of 50-60 ° C, pre-cut into pieces.

Raw material contains tannins, essential oils, organic acids (gallic acid, oxalic acid, succinic acid and malic), sugar, prolactin, sterols and flavone-tions connections.From the root isolated tarozol

and glycoside - rodiolozid.

In folk medicine, tincture of vodka roots (1:10) is used for over 400 years with stomach diseases, malaria, nervous diseases, impotence, loss of strength, fatigue and as a tonic and tonic.

Farmakognostichesky and pharmacological studies rhizomes showed that the plant has a pronounced psychoactive, adaptogenic action.The extract of the roots and rhizomes (1: 1) at 40 ° alcohol not only has a stimulating and adaptogenic effect (similar to ginseng and Eleutherococcus drugs), but also lowers blood pressure.

Golden Root is shown in functional diseases of the nervous system - asthenic conditions, insomnia, irritability, and various neuroses, hypotension, nervous and physical exhaustion, with enhanced mental work.In such cases, taking for 10-20 days at 30 minutes before meal extract 5-10 drops 1-2 times daily.The dose of daily intake can not increase: the drug has a high biological activity.Outwardly extract used as a highly effective wound-healing agent for lubrication when Pioro, small cuts and for rinsing with angina (diluted in water).

In experiments obtained good results in the treatment of an extract of sexual disorders in men and amenorrhea.In these cases, the extract was administered for 10-15 drops within 3 months.

Golden root is contraindicated in sharply distinct symptoms of nervous disorders, and exhaustion of the cortical cells.


extract prepared with 40 ° alcohol in the ratio of raw material to the extractor 1: 1.10 drops to receive 2-3 times a day.