Rhodiola Rosea Products
Indigo Herbs has always been a fan of Rhodiola Rosea and here we have two great quality products for your purchasing pleasure; Rhodiola Rosea Powder and Rhodiola Rosea Tincture. These two products are from the very finest specimens of the Rhodiola Rosea root that nature has to offer. You can be assured that Indigo Herbs has sourced this Russian Rhodiola Rosea from only the most responsible sources.
The Rhodiola plant has been used over a period of thousands of years with the most comprehensive evidence coming from the De Materia Medica written by the Roman physician Dioscorides in 77 AD. Before Dioscorides it is thought that Rhodiola Rosea was known about in ancient Greece in around 13th century B.C. It is speculated that this is because trading expeditions crossed the Aegean Sea, the Hellespont (Dardanelles), the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus, and the Black Sea to a land called Colchis (the Republic of Georgia) where it was collected. It wasn't just the ancient Greeks who used Rhodiola Rosea; the Vikings depended on the herb to enhance their physical endurance while the Chinese sent expeditions to Siberia to bring back "the golden root" for medicinal preparations.
Rhodiola Rosea spread to the warmer climates of Greece and mainland China through the entrepreneurial spirit of the people of those times. The natural habitat of the plant is the more temperate mountainous climates of Northern and Eastern Europe, the Artic, central Asia and North America. A member of the Crassulaceae family the plant can grow several shoots from the same root and reach heights of 5 to 35cm in height. In more recent years, Rhodiola Rosea has been used by Olympian athletes to help harmonize and maximise performance.