Rhodiola pink (gold root) therapeutic properties and contraindication, application

Rhodiola pink is also called pink or gold root. The latest name was obtained thanks to the roots having a bronze or gilded shade. It is a perennial grassy plant belonging to the species of Rodiol, the family of Tolstyankov.

It should be noted that this plant is quite rare, and entered in the Red Book of Eurasia. Is under guard in all places of growth, with the exception of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Altai, Magadan and the Republic of Tuva.

Range and seasonality

Rhodiola pink can be found in areas, which are characterized by a cold and moderate climate. Including in North America, Great Britain, Ireland, Alps, Pamir.

On the territory of Eurasia is found in the Altai Territory, the Urals, Yakutia. Prefers Siberia, the Far East, mountainous areas, as well as the coast of Barents and the White Sea.

Color from June to July. Ripens from July to August in the period.


Forms a powerful horizontal root system and thin subordinate roots. As a rule, it has erect branchy stems. On one copy you can find 10-15 pieces, but sometimes you can find Rodiol Pink with only one stem.

Plant height can vary from 10 to 40 cm. Little cover in the plant of the next. The shape of the leaves is oblong ovoid, elliptical or pointed. The edges are whole or gear upstairs.

The inflorescence is shieldshaped. Brings multiple yellow flowers. Usually four-five-membered. It is extremely rare to find a plant with fivemembered inflorescences.

The plant involves the presence of erect multileaved fruits of a greenish hue. Propagated by vegetative and seed methods.

Rhodiola pink does not require special conditions for maintenance in relation to heat and light. However, to ensure active growth, certain moist conditions and the availability of flowing irrigation are necessary.

Therapeutic properties

Scientists have revealed that part of the plant hidden underground contains approximately 140 components. Therefore, Rhodiola is very valuable in medicine and is part of various drugs.

Alcohol extract is used to restore the work of the central nervous system. He actively fights neurasthenia, fatigue, apathy. Applicable in the treatment of diseases of vegetative-vascular dystonia. It is often used by psychiatrists. Is part of the rehabilitation program after the treatment of somatic and infectious diseases.

Also, the plant is applicable as a component of drugs used in the home treatment of bone fractures. Used in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, for skin diseases, like an analgesic and antipyretic.

Gossipentin and rhodolflavonosine as part of the plant demonstrate an antiseptic effect. Effective with golden staphylococcus and relieves the activity of cancer cells in a representative gland.

Water-alignment setting is used in the fight against drug addiction, reducing the patient’s attachment to substances and cravings. Demonstrates a good effect in the fight against opium dependence.

Root extract is characterized by stimulating property. Able to significantly increase performance, withstand fatigue with longterm brain and physical activity.


Drugs and medicines made on the basis of Rhodiola Rhodio root are not recommended for consumption at high pressure and temperature, with emotional excitement. In the latter case, it is recommended to relax, suppressing emotional bursts, and then use the drug, otherwise the effect will increase and the medicine will not have the desired effect.

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