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Rhodiola Rosea

Scientists say Siberian herb could extend life

Posted July 27, 2013

A stubby little plant from the icy permafrost of Siberia just might help you feel better and live longer, University of California-Irvine researchers say. They found fruit flies fed extracts of Rhodiola rosea, or “golden root,” live 24 percent longer than their otherwise healthy peers. The research itself is a sign of the times: Today’s physicians are becoming more open to the idea of using herbal remedies to treat their patients, and they need the science to back it up.

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Siberian herb could extend life, scientists say

Posted July 3, 2013

stubby little plant from the icy permafrost of Siberia just might help you feel better and live longer, University of California-Irvine researchers say. They found fruit flies fed extracts of Rhodiola rosea, or “golden root,” live 24 percent longer than their otherwise healthy peers. The research itself is a sign of the times: Today’s physicians are becoming more open to the idea of using herbal remedies to treat their patients, and they need the science to back it up.

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Leap tall buildings in a single bound with rhodiola herb

Posted September 29, 2012

Used by the ancient Greeks, Vikings and Chinese emperors to increase vitality, endurance and mental acuity — rhodiola has a colorful history dating back thousands of years. In more modern times, it is known as a potent tonic for depression, heart arrhythmia and even cancer. With very few side-effects, rhodiola is a remarkable herb that just may activate superhuman powers for those who use it.

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Tinnitus Discovery Could Lead to New Ways to Stop the Ringing: Retraining the Brain Could Reanimate Areas That Have Lost Input from the Ear

Posted April 30, 2012

Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are offering hope to the 10 percent of the population who suffer from tinnitus — a constant, often high-pitched ringing or buzzing in the ears that can be annoying and even maddening, and has no cure.

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