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

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

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Pain Sensory outcome
Minor decreased risk of Pain
Sensory system

Evidence: Low
-1.0%

Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Fatigue Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Fatigue
Musculoskeletal system

Evidence: Very High
-15.0%

Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Oxidative stress Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Oxidative stress
Lymphatic system

Evidence: Moderate
-1.0%

Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Exercise Performance Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor increase risk of Exercise Performance
Musculoskeletal system

Evidence: Low
1.0%

Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Strength Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor increase risk of Strength
Musculoskeletal system

Evidence: Low
1.0%

Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Running speed Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor increase risk of Running speed
Musculoskeletal system

Evidence: Low
1.0%

Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Aerobic Exercise Capacity Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor increase risk of Aerobic Exercise Capacity
Musculoskeletal system

Evidence: Moderate
3.0%

Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Cognitive deficit Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Cognitive deficit
Brain system

Evidence: Low
-1.0%

Rhodiola Rosea Herb risk & protective factor

Depression Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Depression
Brain system

Evidence: Low
-1.0%