Description. The multicomponent chemical composition of the plant determines its multifunctionality. One of the main active ingredients of rhodiola – glycoside salidroside – promotes the manifestation of anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious and adaptogenic properties of the plant, activates the function of the thyroid gland, and is effective for enhancing immune responses. Tannins and anthocyanins contained in the plant provide antitumor, bactericidal properties, and flavonoids cause the plant to participate in the formation of the antioxidant status of the body. Against the background of a pronounced effect in the prevention of diseases of the female genital area, the biologically active substances of rhodiola have a stimulating property, normalize metabolic processes, improve energy metabolism in muscles and the brain. The main feature of the herb is its ability to restore the body at the cellular level. Rhodiola root serves not only as a remedy for many diseases, but it also prevents their development. Conventional medicines eliminate only the symptoms of the disease, while this plant eliminates their central cause. It has a powerful antioxidant effect, which allows for a rapid rejuvenation of the body.
Use. The roots and rhizomes of rhodiola are traditionally used in Asia as an adaptogen, antidepressant, tonic and anti-inflammatory drug. In the traditional medicine of Altai, rhodiola root is used by women to treat mastopathy, uterine fibroids, erosions, cysts, endometriosis, painful and irregular monthly cycles, and tumors of various etiologies. Also, the root helps with various diseases such as hormonal disorders, thyroid disease; impotence in men, frigidity in women, infertility, uterine fibroids, polyposis, endometriosis, polycystosis; oncological diseases; colds, flu and other infections; atherosclerosis; intracranial pressure; cardiovascular diseases; fractures and other injuries. Rhodiola root improves immunity, promotes the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, and eliminates dysbacteriosis. That’s why doctors recommend buying it and drinking a decoction from the root after taking antibiotics in order to restore the natural intestinal microflora.