Spring fatigue? Fix it naturally with the wonderful Rhodiola Rosea

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Spring has arrived and it is also a time when it is quite common to experience some sort of tiredness and emotional instability with the seasonal changes (spring fatigue). The wonderful Rhodiola Rosea is a plant known for its use for temporary relief of symptoms associated with stress, and therefore it always comes as a big help on days we feel rundown and blue, especially during seasonal changes. Rhodiola Rosea has an adaptogen property, which means that it helps the body to be more resistant to stress in general, making us less mentally and physically tired. It is also a fantastic mood booster; able to help us fight apathy and low mood. It brings back happiness and the motivation we need to get back on track after the diverse circumstances that life sometimes throws at us. Furthermore, this plant has slimming proprieties, as it makes our metabolism work faster and therefore burns body fat, and thanks to its anti-stress benefits it helps stop food cravings too.

What You'll Need

  • Rhodiola Rosea comes in different forms, like tablets, capsules, liquid extract, and powder. The last version is great to add to your morning smoothie to kick start your day.

What You'll Do

  • For its mild, energizing effects, Rhodiola Rosea should be taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, and also repeat the dose if necessary before lunch. It gives you energy until evening, without disturbing your sleep. Avoid taking it after 4 p.m. as you might be sensitive to it, and it could keep you active when you should be relaxing in preparation for beauty sleep. I suggest you start with a low dose, and wait for its magic to be released and then gradually build it up. The daily dose is usually between 200 and 400 mg but always read the instruction label.
  • Alternatively, you can make a herbal tea, adding a teaspoon (5g) in about 150 ml of boiling water for about ten minutes and then sieve.

Tips & Warnings

  • Remember Rhodiola Rosea is not a suitable treatment for clinical depression or persistent anxiety. Please seek professional medical expertise or treatment for such mental illnesses.
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