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Posted on Sun, 14 Feb 16

Rhodiola quickly relieves stress and anxiety

A clinical study has found that the herbal remedy Rhodiola rosea helps to reduce symptoms of anxiety, stress, anger, confusion and depression within just 14 days.

Rhodiola rosea is a popular herb for reducing symptoms of fatigue and stress related symptoms such as depression and anxiety. Adding to a long traditional history of use and considerable scientific study, another report has confirmed anti-stress and mood enhancing effects.  

Eighty mildly anxious people were randomly assigned to either Rhodiola rosea extract (2x 200mg, taken before breakfast and lunch) or a control (no treatment) for 14-days (1). Compared to the control group those taking Rhodiola reported a significant reduction in anxiety, stress, anger, confusion and depression as well as a significant improvement in overall mood. 

The reduction in mild anxiety seen in this study is supported by a previous clinical trial in which Rhodiola rosea (340mg of extract daily for 10-weeks) helped to reduce more severe symptoms in people with generalized anxiety disorder (2).  


  1. Cropley M, Banks AP, Boyle J. The Effects of Rhodiola rosea L. Extract on Anxiety, Stress, Cognition and Other Mood Symptoms. Phytother Res. 2015 Dec;29(12):1934-9. 
  2. Bystritsky A, Kerwin L, Feusner JD. A pilot study of Rhodiola rosea (Rhodax) for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Mar;14(2):175-80.

Tags: Rhodiola, Herbal Medicine, Stress

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