Four Sigma Foods 101 – Roseroot
Roseroot is also known by the common names Rhodiola, Ruusujuuri, Rosenroot, Golden Root, Arctic Root, Orpin Rose, Rhodiole Rougeatre. Allegedly roseroot was in use as far back as the Vikings as a medicine and for its strengthening properties on hard work. The first materia medica in Iceland said roseroot to “enhance the intellect”, “tonic against inﬁrmity” and “restore weak nerves”. The recent use of the herbal medicine in traditional medicine comes from northern Jamtland, Sweden. In Sweden Lapps are said to chew on bits of roots during long journeys to gave them much needed endurance. Even the functional claim of Rhodiola dietary supplements currently mentioned in the Consolidated list of Article 13 health claims of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) states “contributes to optimal mental and cognitive activity”.
Roseroot is also considered being an anti-fatigue anti-stress, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-arrhythmic and anti-tumor superherb.
Why to use Roseroot
Roseroot has an impressive list of possible benefits, including – among many others – stimulating blood circulation, harmonizing sexual functions, uplifting mood, scavenging free radicals, being a neuro-, cardio- and hepatoprotective, and the list goes on. Roseroot is also considered being an anti-fatigue anti-stress, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-arrhythmic and anti-tumor superherb. It is shown to stimulate the central nervous system, especially effects on cognitive functions such as attention, memory and learning capabilities. There’s actually very little that this miracle food is not said being able to deliver; hence it could be just the thing you have been looking for for your own modern lifestyle challenges.
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How to use Roseroot
Roseroot is an adaptogen you may not want to use too much or otherwise your body will adapt to it. Use roseroot when you feel especially stressed or when you have a task needing high mental or physical performance. Most common way to consume roseroot is capsules and tinctures. FSF thinks that roseroot has so much more potential than being a dietary supplement. It should be part of a 3 Michelin star restaurant’s menu. Besides culinary cuisines, roseroot is a perfect addition to smoothies, shakes, raw chocolate and raw ice creams.
Where to buy Roseroot
You may find some roseroot dietary supplements from your local health foods stores or major international e-tailers.
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