The effectiveness and efficacy of Rhodiola rosea L.: a systematic review of randomized clinical t...

15 Feb 2011Hung SK, Perry R, Ernst E.

R. rosea may have beneficial effects on physical performance, mental performance, and certain mental health conditions. There is, however, a lack of independent replications of the single different studies. Five of the 10 RCTs reached more than three points on the Jadad score (i.e., good quality). More research seems warranted.

Systematic review
9 effects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Pain Sensory outcome
Pain
Sensory

Minor Decrease

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Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Fatigue Musculoskeletal outcome
Fatigue
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

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Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Oxidative stress Lymphatic outcome

Minor Decrease

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Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Exercise Performance Musculoskeletal outcome
Exercise Perfor...
Musculoskeletal

Minor Increase

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Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Strength Musculoskeletal outcome
Strength
Musculoskeletal

Minor Increase

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Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Running speed Musculoskeletal outcome
Running speed
Musculoskeletal

Minor Increase

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Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Aerobic Exercise Capacity Musculoskeletal outcome
Aerobic Exercis...
Musculoskeletal

Notable Increase

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Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Cognitive deficit Brain outcome

Minor Decrease

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Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Depression Brain outcome

Minor Decrease

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