Perfect Rhodiola Rosea - History

Pure Freeze Dried 100% Wildcrafted Siberian Rhodiola Rosea Root

An 'adaptogen' is an herb that can help the body 'adapt' by normalizing body systems while increasing the resistance to adverse influences like anxiety, stress, and exhaustion.

What Is Perfect Rhodiola Rosea?

Russians and Scandinavians have used Rhodiola rosea for centuries to cope with the cold Siberian climate and the stressful lives they endure. Russian cosmonauts and Olympic athletes alike have been known to take Rhodiola to enhance their endurance and stamina. In fact, there have been over 190 studies done on this remarkable plant over the last 40 years.
Also known as Golden Root, Roseroot, or Arctic Root, Rhodiola grows mainly in the frigid mountainous regions of the world growing above 10,000 feet, including the Alps, the Rocky Mountains, the Central European Altai Mountains, the mountainous areas of Asia, the Arctic, Iceland, and Scandinavia.
The plant can grow 12-30 inches and has bright yellow flowers. It has a brilliant yellow flower and when the root is cut, it gives off the scent of roses, lending to its species name ROSEA. Mmmmm… While Rhodiola rosea has a striking yellow flower, it is the root that is prized for its health benefits.
Rhodiola rosea belongs to the Crassulaceae plant family. It is important to note that there are over 200 species of the Rhodiola genus, but only the rosea species has been shown to have significant health benefits.

Ancient and Modern History of Rhodiola

Rhodiola’s use as a medicinal plant can be traced back to 77 A.D. – when Greek Physician Dioscorides documented Rhodiola rosea (called rodia riza at the time) in his medical text – De Materia Medica. The Vikings used Rhodiola to increase endurance and stamina during their journeys; Chinese Emperors would commission expeditions to remote parts of the Siberian Mountains to bring back the prized Golden Root. In 1725, the herb was given its current name – Rhodiola rosea by Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus.
From 77 A.D. to the mid 1900’s, Rhodiola was prized as a medicinal herb throughout almost all parts of Europe and Asia. Rhodiola grew primarily in Siberia and was so valued that it was illegal to trade it outside of Russian borders. Russians used Rhodiola to survive the harsh Siberian winters.
While there was tremendous traditional and anecdotal evidence, there was limited modern research on how and why Rhodiola worked. That changed when the Soviet Union began extensive and top secret research into herbs after World War II. At that time, Russia started a countrywide scientific program to find ways to increase the performance of its military, athletes, performers, politicians, and scientists. Rhodiola rosea was then identified as an adaptogen: an herb that can balance the body, reduce all stresses the body may face, and is not harmful.
Dr. Ramazanov, a Russian scientist, who earned his PhD in plant physiology and biochemistry from the Soviet Academy of Sciences, brought the Russian research on Rhodiola to the US. It is from Dr. Ramazanov’s original company that we source our Perfect Rhodiola.

The Highest Quality Rhodiola Rosea

  • Wildcrafted from the Siberian Mountains
  • There are over 200 species of Rhodiola, only the ROSEA species has proven health benefits
  • Pure Rhodiola rosea holds a 3:1 Ratio of ROSAVINS to SALIDROSIDES
  • Freeze-drying Rhodiola rosea maintains the highest level of nutrients
  • Sourced from Dr. Ramazanov’s original Rhodiola sourcing company

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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