Second generation adaptogen. Primary active constituents are not steroidal glycosides but rather phenylpropanoid derivatives whose mechanism of action is different. Brain tonic; rosavins (tyrosol derivatives) modulate the catecholamines (epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine), as well as serotonin and acetylcholine.
• adrenal fatigue
• chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
• over-stimulated states
• mood disturbances
• poor cognition
- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD, ADD)
• neurodegenerative disorders
- Parkinson's disease
- Alzheimer's disease
• over-stimulated heart
• sexual dysfunction related to stress
- erectile dysfunction (ED)
- menstrual complaints
• altheletic performance
• decreased endurance
• prolonged recovery time between high-intensity exercise sessions
• Phenylpropanoid derivatives (tyrosol glyscosides, salidroside)
• Tincture (1:4) 2-3 ml tid
• Capsules (3% rosavins): 100-600mg qd
• Decoction (dried herb): 1-2 tsp tid
Generally considered safe when used as indicated.
Side effects: Insomnia (rare) if taken in the evening.
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