Roseroot (Rhodiola rosea)


Fleshy, succulent perennial, growing from 2 to 16 high (5-40cm) with yellow flowers, sometimes containing red and purple hues. Extremely hardy medicinal, surviving in Arctic areas with ease. Grows in a variety of soil types, from rocky gravel and heavy clay to silty, sandy and peaty loam. Not very heat tolerant. Rose-scented roots are loaded with immune stimulating glycosides (rosavin, rosin) classing it as a true adaptogen, an herb that has the ability to restore the mind and body after mental and physical exertion and stress, similar in action to Ginseng. Also known as Golden-root, Aaron's rod, Arctic root, King's Crown, Orpin Rose.