Arctic Root

Rhodiola rosea


Medicinal Use:

Depression

Anxiety

Hypoxia

Moods

Fatigue

Physical and mental performance

Adaptogen

Irregular heartbeat

Cholesterol

Cancer

TB

Colds / flu

Liver damage

Immune system

Strengthens nervous system

Anorexia

Anemia

ADHD / Alzheimer’s

Athletes

Contraindications:

Pregnancy / Lactating

Bipolar

Manic disorders

Warning:

Take for 6-10 weeks, short term

Can cause restlessness, insomnia, confusion

Interactions:

Escitalopram

Medications changed by the liver: Sporanox / Allegra / Mevacor etc.

Diabetic meds – monitor levels closely

High blood pressure meds

Medications moved by pumps in the cells: (Etoposide, Paclitaxel, Vinblastine, Vincristine, Vindesine), antifungals (Ketoconazole, Itraconazole), protease inhibitors (Amprenavir, Indinavir, Nelfinavir, Saquinavir), H2 antagonists (Cimetidine, Ranitidine), some calcium channel blockers (Diltiazem, Verapamil), corticosteroids, erythromycin, cisapride, fexofenadine (Allegra), cyclosporine, loperamide (Imodium), quinidine, and others.

Immunosuppressants: Deltazone, Imuran etc.

Stimulating drugs


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