Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) is an herb that grows in the cold, mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. Its roots are considered adaptogens, meaning they help your body adapt to stress when consumed. Rhodiola has been used in traditional medicine for many years, particularly in Russia, Scandinavia, and other cold, mountainous areas. It is believed the herb can treat anxiety, depression, fatigue, anaemia, and headaches. Also known as arctic root or golden root rhodiola contains salidrosides, tyrosol, dendrolasin, safranal, 17 amino acids needed by the human body, of which 7 cannot be synthesized in the body. It also contains 21 trace elements, a number of vitamins and various volatile oils, alkaloid and flavones. Research has also shown that this natural medicine may stimulate serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine activity.