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Rhodiola Rosea: Herbal Adaptogen to Reduce Stress

March 22, 2010

Rhodiola Rosea or “Golden Root” can help our bodies adapt to stress. It has been used in the traditional medicine of Russia, Scandinavia, and other countries. Between 1748 and 1961 various medicinal applications of Rhodiola Rosea appeared in the scientific literature of Sweden, Norway, France, Germany, the Soviet Union, and Iceland. Since 1961, more than 180 pharmacological, phytochemical and clinical studies have been published.

Although Rhodiola Rosea has been extensively studied as an adaptogen with various health-promoting effects, it’s properties remain largely unknown in the West. This may be partially due to the fact that the bulk of research has been published in Slavic and Scandinavian languages.

Traditional folk medicine used Rhodiola Rosea to increase physical endurance, work productivity, longevity, resistance to high altitude sickness, and to treat fatigue, depression, anemia, impotence, gastrointestinal ailments, infections, and nervous system disorders. In mountain villages of the Republic of Georgia, a bouquet of roots is still given to couples prior to marriage to enhance fertility and assure the birth of healthy children. In Middle Asia, Rhodiola Rosea tea was the most effective treatment for cold and flu during severe Asian winters. Mongolian doctors prescribed it for tuberculosis and cancer. For centuries, only family members knew where to harvest the wild “golden roots” and the methods of extraction. Siberians secretly transported the herb down ancient trails to the Caucasian Mountains where it was traded for Georgian wines, fruits, garlic, and honey. Chinese emperors sent expeditions to Siberia to bring back the “golden root” for medicinal preparations.

Rhodiola Rosea has also been used as an astringent and for the treatment of hernia, leucorrhoea (vaginal discharge), hysteria, and headache. In 1755 Rhodiola Rosea was included in the first Swedish Pharmacopoeia. Vikings used the herb to enhance their physical strength and endurance. German researchers described the benefits of Rhodiola Rosea for pain, headache, scurvy, hemorrhoids, as a stimulant, and as an anti-inflammatory.

There are still more scientific studies being held in which scientists are exploring its diverse physiological effects. Future medical applications are being developed including medicines to treat diseases such as cancer and radiation sickness, and enhancing physical and mental performance.

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Maintaining your Sexual Health with Vitamins & Supplements

February 9, 2010

Sexual health is a broad term encompassing both the physical and psychological aspects of a healthy sexual relationship. Since sexuality is a big part of the adult human lifestyle, love, affection and sexual intimacy all play a role in healthy relationships. They also contribute to your sense of well-being. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.

A number of disorders and diseases can affect the ability to have or enjoy sex, including erectile dysfunction, female sexual problems, sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive problems and cancer. Sexual health issues and concerns such as birth control options, impotence, infertility or fear of unplanned pregnancy can also play a role.

Sexual health also includes staying sexually healthy, women’s and men’s emotional sexual health concerns, and achieving a satisfying sexual relationship with a partner can help you have a positive sexual experience. Energy and stamina are key in satisfying your sexual partner and achieving lasting intimacy with that person.

It is important for men to maintain normal testosterone levels and healthy sperm production in order to keep his sexual drive alive and be ready to pursue a sexual relationship with a woman when the time presents itself. Women need to maintain normal ovulation cycles and balanced estrogen levels to insure they will feel sexual desire and respond sexually to their mate when sexual activity comes into play.

Vitamins and supplements can help you maintain your sexual health. Nature provides minerals, herbs and natural remedies to encourage unity between couples. They can help treat erectile dysfunction and male and female impotency.

For more information on ways to naturally increase sex drives and maintain your sexual health, please visit the sexual health section on www.AmericanNutrition.com.