Rhodiola Root Powder


Botanical NameRhodiola rosea

Common Name:

  • English: Rhodiola
  • Also, known as: Arctic root, Golden root, Hong Jing Tian, Rhodiola, Rodiola, Rose root, Roseroot, Aaron's rod, King's crown, Lignum rhodium, and Orpin rose

Origin: China

Harvested: Wild

Parts Used: Root                                                                 

General Information:

Rhodiola is native to the arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and Alaska. In Canada, it is found along the Newfoundland coastline as well as in Northern Quebec and Nunavut. It has a long history of use as a medicinal plant in Iceland, Sweden, France, Russia, and Greece.

Rhodiola rosea, is a perennial herb growing up to 5-15 inch high. They have succulent leaves on numerous leafy stems and succulent rhizomes. The plants are either male or female. Leaves are alternate, stalkless and lowest leaves scale-like. Stem leaf blade elliptic–obovate, sharp-tipped, blunt-toothed, flat, glabrous, slightly fleshy, bluish. Flowers are yellow, approx. 0.2-0.5 inch broad with four petals, approx. 3.5 mm long on staminate flowers, 2.5 mm long on pistillate flowers. Calyx fused, 4-lobed, lobes 2.5 mm long.

How to use:

Powdered Herb:

There are different ways to use powdered herb.

Food Preparation: You can add powdered herbs to any super food, herbal smoothie, sauces, spreads and even cookies. Also for children, you can mix powdered herbs with honey or glycerin to make a paste. The thicker the paste, the more potent and herbal in taste. The sweet taste of honey and glycerin will help the medicine go down. This method is also known as "Electuaries".

Capsules: Encapsulating your own powdered herb at home, give you assurance that the contents of the capsules are pure herb and no filler or any other products. These capsules can be taken with liquid.

Poultice: Poultice can be made with an herbal powder and liquid (mostly water) to form a paste which is then applied to the skin. This method is very helpful for skin conditions.

Herbal shot: Powdered herb can be mixed with water, fruit juice or other liquid to make herbal shot. 


You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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