Russian Arctic Weed and Serotonin Levels

Russian arctic weed -- also known as Rhodiola rosea, golden root, roseroot, or Aaron's rod -- has the ability to optimize both serotonin and dopamine levels. Research shows that Rhodiola rosea is effective in alleviating depression and improving mood. For hundreds of years Rhodiola has been used in Siberia to help citizens cope with stressful life and harsh climate.

Fast Facts:

  • Six compounds from the Rhodiola rosea root have been isolated: monoterpernes, phenylpropanoids, triterpenes, phenolic acids, phenylethanol derivatives, and flavonoids.
  • Those who suffer from mild to moderate depression may benefit from Rhodiola rosea.
  • In a clinical trial, Rhodiola rosea showed significant declines in average depression scale scores.
  • Other treatments such as counseling and talk therapy can also help a person coping with depression, according to psychiatrists.