Rhodiola rosea, is not the first herb you would think of, with medicinal properties, just look at this:
stimulates the immune system
anti ageing properties
rhodiola rosea stimulates the immune system in two ways: first - by specific direct stimulation of immune defence (stimulates one of the most important type of immune cells - natural killer cells, nk-cells seek and destroy the infected cells on our bodies). Rhodiola rosea normalises the immune system by improving t-cell immunity (7) rhodiola has been shown to increase the body's resistance to toxins that may accumulate during infection development. Second - by making a person less susceptible to stress. Scientists found out that stress suppresses immunity and destroys our resistance to various forms of bacterial or virus attack. Due to the natural killer cell's effect on tumours rhodiola rosea may enhance b cell immunity by preventing the suppression of b cell immunity, which can occur during stress. Being under stress, a great portion of the body's energy is expended for nothing. When we are chronically exposed to stress that continually robs energy from other systems. The general effect is a lowered immune response and decreased health.
For whom rhodiola rosea
rhodiola has been used in connection with fatigue, mental performance and athletic performance (to improve endurance). The russian medicine has traditionally given rhodiola rosea to its cosmonauts, soldiers, sportsmen and ageing political leaders as an effective anti-aging medicine. Russian rhodiola helped them to improve cognitive functions and physical performance.
Prevention of development of fatigue, asthenic states, catarrhal seasonal diseases;
use in comprehensive therapy for treatment of neuroses, depression, hypotension, and other diseases;
restoration of health following recently endured communicable and somatic diseases;
increased bodily resistance to physical and mental overloads, and negative environmental effects;
in sport - improved performance, resistance to strain, restoration of strength with increased physical loads;
prevention of alcohol and drug addiction;
for elderly and aged persons;
it may be successfully taken by drivers, flight personnel, traffic controllers, as well as other professional cohorts of people occupationally engaged in work requiring increased attention.
Increase energy levels