Rhodiola Rosea and ADHD
Rhodiola Rosea can be an herbal remedy to treat fatigue, poor attention span and poor memory. In Russia and Scandinavia, Rhodiola Rosea, also known as golden root, has been used for centuries to cope with the harsh climate and the effects of stressors. Along with these effects, Rhodiola Rosea is beneficial for emotional health and for cognitive performance, helping to improve concentration, focus and memory, and reduce symptoms of fatigue. These benefits have led researchers to believe Rhodiola Rosea may be potential herbal remedy for some ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) symptoms.
Rhodiola Rosea Protects Against Stressors
You might already know that people are more susceptible to illness when they work long hours and do not get enough rest. Well, Rhodiola Rosea will keep our bodies healthy longer under such stressful conditions. This means the body can better resist infection or fight off a cold or other infection.
Like Ginseng, it is an adaptogenic herb that helps the body resist both physical and emotional stress. As an adaptogen, Rhodiola Rosea differs from chemical stimulants like nicotine and does not have the same physiological effects. Rhodiola Rosea’s ability to fend off stressors comes from its two main compounds, rosavins and salidrosides.
These compounds also have a positive effect on the central nervous system and cardiovascular system, helping to build your resistance to injury, stress and fatigue. Pilot studies on human subjects show that it improves physical performance and reduces symptoms of fatigue, stress and the damaging effects of oxygen deprivation.
Rhodiola Rosea as an Herbal ADHD Remedy
We already know Rhodiola helps with anxiety and stress, as well as supporting learning and memory. All of these reflect symptoms of ADHD.
Also, the key compounds rosavins and salidrosides are thought to stimulate production of the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, and influence the release of endorphins. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter that makes you feel good and happy, the feeling you also get from endorphins. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter located in the prefrontal cortex and is the one that is usually deficient in children with ADHD.
In fact, the current understanding of ADHD emphasizes dopamine levels. Given the connection between Rhodiola Rosea and dopamine levels, combined with its the enhancement of alertness, memory and sense of wellbeing, Rhodiola Rosea may be a way to reduce ADHD symptoms naturally.
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