Rhodiola rosea is often used as a medicinal plant. In the people this plant is more known under such names as "Siberian ginseng" or "golden root". Most often pink rhodiola grows in North America, Britain and Ireland. The chemical composition of rhodiola rosea is a real treasure for humans. The plant contains twenty microelements valuable for human life. The pink rhodiola includes phenolic compounds phenol-alcohols and their glycosides, flavonoids, salidroses or rhodiolosides. Also in the pink rhodiola can be observed various tannins, essential oils, organic acids, lipids and other components.
Experiments conducted by scientists have proved that salidroside has a protective agent of human erythrocytes from oxidative stress and can be a good adaptogen for increasing the body's resistance to stress and fatigue. Salidroside suppresses tumor metastases of human lymphosarcoma cells and has an antiviral effect against the coxsacke virus B3.
The substances contained in rhodiola rosea have a stimulating effect on the central nervous system of man. Some components of the plant (gossipetin and rhodiolflavonoside) have an antibacterial effect that prevents the development of Staphylococcus aureus and the activity of prostate cancer cells.
In the Altai Territories there is such a belief: the one who finds the golden root will be healthy and lucky for the rest of his life. Rhodiola rosea has long been used in folk medicine, since it has a lot of healing properties. It is actively used in the prevention of stress, treatment of various diseases associated with the immune, nervous and endocrine system of the human body. Often, doctors advise rhodiola rosea, as an additional food supplement.
Plant extract of rhodiola rosea is widely used in cosmetics. It is obtained as a result of vacuum extraction of the gold root. Such a preparation has in itself such positive properties as a stimulating, anti-stress, anti-inflammatory and adaptogenic effect. Most of the extract of rhodiola rosea is used in funds that increase efficiency, as an immunostimulating adaptogenic agent that increases the body's resistance to harmful factors. This substance is not subject to inclusion in the composition of one-component biologically active food additives.
Often the extract of pink rhodiola becomes a component of anti-aging cosmetics. This substance has the ability to rejuvenate the skin and smooth wrinkles. Also, the extract of the golden root can be found in anti-acne and dermatitis drugs. The main biological substances contained in the dry extract of pink rhodiola are salidroside and rhodioloside.