Posted by Phil on May 25, 2012, at 10:19:56
In reply to Re: if I have PTSD...., posted by bleauberry on May 25, 2012, at 6:55:53
Intersting. Just found some info...Rhodiola is a plant used in traditional medicine in Eastern Europe and Asia to enhance physical and mental performance, stimulate the nervous system, fight depression, and to improve sleep. The antioxidant properties of the flavonoids and organic acids present in rhodiola are said to be responsible for its effects (1). The root extracts of rhodiola demonstrated strong anti-depressant activity (12) and studies done in rats found cardioprotective (2) (3) (4) and anticancer effects (5).
Supplementation with rhodiola improved physical endurance (6) (13), mental performance (7) (8), and reduced stress-induced fatigue in humans (9) (14). Preliminary data suggest that it may be effective against generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) (15). No serious adverse effects have been reported from the use of rhodiola.
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