Rhodiola is a genus of perennial plants in the family Crassulaceae that resemble Sedum and other members of the family. Like sedums, Rhodiola species are often called stonecrops. Some authors merge Rhodiola into Sedum.
Rhodiola characters cold in nature, sweet, bitter and astringent, able to nourish one’s lung and clear away internal heat. Rhodiola is another important environmentally-adaptable natural medicament after Panax and thorn slender acanthopanax.(Unlike thorn slender acanthopanax which will cause constipation and Panax which will cause excessive excitement, Rhodiola has little noxious few side effect, so it has a promising future.)
The Holarctic species Rhodiola rosea is used in herbal medicine. A number of species are grown as ornamentals, but growing them is difficult outside their native subarctic and alpine climates.
The name combines the Greek rhodon, meaning rose and referring to the rose-like smell of the roots, with the Latin diminutive suffix -iola.
Lack of resistance, fatigue resistance, invigorate the circulation of hemostatic, clear lung cough, huayu detumescence, antipyretic, nourishing vigour fever etc;Used to treat injuries and burns.
1. Applied in food fields, it is widely used as functional food additive;
2. Applied in health product field, it can be used as raw material in health food, the purpose is to enhance immunity and resist melancholy;
3. Applied in cosmetics fields, it is widely used to delay aging and compact skin;
4. Applied in pharmaceutical field, it is widely used to treat cardio-cerebrovascular disease.