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Rhodiola crenulata

Rhodiola crenulata, one of the Rhodiola species specially grows in Qinghai, it is also known as golden root, rose root, arctic root belongs to the plant family Crassulaceae. Rhodiola species have been used medicinally in China with a long history for a range of conditions such as stress-induced depression, anxiety, fatigue, anemia, impotence, infections, cancer, nervous system disorders and headache. It is also regarded as a tonic and stimulant used to increase physical endurance, stress resistance, attention span, memory, work productivity and resistance to high altitude sickness. Rhodiola crenulata extract is now believed to contain a variety of co-occurring phytochemical constituents such as salidroside and rosavins which could be responsible for its unique pharmacological activities.