Rhodiola rosea (golden root)

Rhodiola rosea (golden root)

Rhodiola has been used in the traditional medicine of Scandinavia, the former Soviet Union, and Asia for centuries. In Tibet, rhodiola is known as the most sacred herb in the world. Today, the extract from the roots of rhodiola is used in alternative medicine and incorporated into supplements.

Cold Mountains

Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) is a plant from the succulent family (Crassulaceae) that grows in cold regions of the world, including a large part of the Arctic, the mountainous regions of Europe (Alps, Pyrenees, Carpathians), Scandinavia, Russia, Great Britain, Ireland, Central Asia (Himalayas), and North America.


The name rhodiola comes from the Greek word 'rhodion' which means rose. Rhodiola is also known as Arctic root or golden root. The active compounds responsible for rhodiola's potent effects are rosavin (phenylpropanoids) and salidroside (phenylglycoside). The roots of the plant contain flavonoids, phytosterols, organic acids, fats, phenols, glycosides, and traces of essential oils. The extract from the roots of rhodiola is added to some supplements. Rhodiola extract is one of the ingredients in our product Bright.

Effects of Rhodiola

Much is known about the purported effects of rhodiola, and it is not without reason that the herb has been used for over two thousand years. According to the Health Council, we are allowed to say that rhodiola has a beneficial effect on fatigue*.

*(Health claim pending European approval.)