Pharmaceutical Latin: Radix Rhodiolae Crenulate
Radix Thodiolae
Flos Thodiolae

Herba Thodiolae
Common English: All-Grass of Rhodiola
Golden root
Aaron's rod
Arctic root
King's crown
Lignum rhodium
Orpin rose
Herbs that Clear Heat
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage



Powdered for tropical use
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Fortifies the Spleen and tonifies Qi

Spleen Qi Deficiency

Clears Lung Heat, nourishes Lung Yin and relieves cough

Lung Heat cough: cough due to pneumonia, hematemesis, hemoptysis,

Lung Yin Deficiency, tuberculosis, bronchitis

Invigorates the Blood and transforms Stasis

Blood Stasis from traumatic injury topically

Topically for burns and scalds

Promotes contraction

Abnormal vaginal discharge


Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi
Sm. Ginkgo
Bai Guo
Rz. Polygonati
Huang Jing
Rx. Acanthopanacis
Ci Wu Jia

Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen
Rz. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong
Fol. Crataegi
Shan Zha Ye
Rx. Notoginseng
San Qi
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi

Wild Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen
Wild Ganoderma
Ling Zhi
Poria Pararadicis
Fu Shen
Wild Rx. Asparagi
Tian Men Dong
Wild Rx. Ophiopogonis
Mai Men Dong
Steamed Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Wild Rx. Polygalae
Yuan Zhi

For increased mental power, better memory and improved creativity

Benefits the cardiovascular system

Benefits the psyche and nourishes Shen

Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen
Rz. seu Hb. Gynostemmatis
Jiao Gu Lan
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Fr. Lycii
Gou Qi Zi
Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi

Sm. Euryales
Qian Shi
Rz. Dioscoreae
Shan Yao
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu

Rx. Adenophorae/Glehniae
Sha Shen
Bul. Lilii
Bai He

Tonifies Qi

Vaginal discharge

Yin Deficiency

  1. One of the most popular new medicinals in Chinese medicine today is rhodiola Hong Jing Tian, which came from the arsenal of Tibetan medicine. It is most famous for its use in patients suffering from altitude sickness.
  2. This herb was regarded as a life-prolonging, wisdom enhancing "superior herb." However, the rarity of Tibetan Rhodiola has prevented it from becoming a well-known commodity outside of Asia until now. This incredible herb was used by the Tibetan monks to enhance their inner spiritual power, the power of concentration and physical endurance.
  3. Evidence has shown that Rhodiola is in many ways more powerful than Ginseng.
  4. Rhodiola has been shown to improve endurance and mental capacity, including memory enhancement.
  5. Consumption of a small amount of Rhodiola extract significantly improves a person’s capacity to absorb and utilize oxygen.
  6. It has been proven that Rhodiola reduces the body’s stress reactions, and thus relieves mental stress as well.
  7. It alms the Shen and brightens the eyes.
  8. Rhodiola has been found to be extremely beneficial to the cardiovascular system, and has been found to prevent heart disease.
  9. Rhodiola also is being used as a powerful and safe antidepressant. It is believed to be more powerful than St. Johns Wort.
  10. Anti-oxidant effect: it can protect the liver from damages caused by a lipid type of peroxide.
  11. Lower blood sugar: it inhibits the increase of glycogen caused by glucose and epinephrine.
  12. Improves memory that has been damaged by drug or alcohol.
  13. Adjusts the blood flow of the CNS.
  14. Increases the flow volume of oxygen-carrying blood to the heart muscle; thus protects the muscle from damage caused by lack of oxygen.
  15. Anti-hypoxia: It may prevent hypoxia-induced biological changes by either increasing intracellular oxygen diffusion and efficiency of oxygen utilization or reducing hypoxia-induced oxidative damage with its anti-oxidative ability; thus prevents high altitude sickness.
  16. Helps prevent strokes caused by hypertension.
  17. Improves exercise endurance3It has been used to improve or maintain endurance performance of athletes during training or competition by increasing biological factors associated with oxygen uptake. In-vivo experiments have shown that oral treatment with R. rosea extracts in rats can significantly prolong the duration of long-distance swimming and activate the synthesis or re-synthesis of ATP in mitochondria, which acts as the main energy source for most cellular functions and is essential for locomotion and respiration.
  18. Anti-inflammatory
  19. Anti-depression - Rhodiola rosea L. roots have potent anti-depressant activity by inhibiting MAO A and may also find application in the control of senile dementia by their inhibition of MAO B.
  20. Alleviates anxiety
  21. Prevents damaging effect of microwave radiation.
  22. Hepatoprotective effect
  23. The root, rhizome or the whole herb is used for medicinal proposes.
  24. Rhodiola can replenish Qi, clear the Lung system, nourish the Heart system, enhance mental functioning, stop bleeding, and dissipate swelling and bruises. Clinically, it is indicated for conditions like general weakness after major illness, chest pain or angina, paralysis caused by stroke, fatigue, shortness of breath, traumatic injuries, and neurosis in addition to high altitude sickness.