Usage : Rhodiola has been extensively used in folk medicine (e.g. the Vikings and Siberians) to increase physical strength and endurance, resistance to cold and disease, and to promote fertility and longevity. The herb was distributed along ancient trade routes and became popular also in Mongolia and China. In Sweden, it is considered to be a stimulant and antifatigue agent.
The modern use is as an adaptogenic tonic, to increase physical and mental endurance, reduce the symptoms of asthenia (fatigue, decreased capacity for work, irritability), alleviate sexual disorders, promote fertility, and to moderate the symptoms associated with old age and some neurological disorders.