A pilot study of Rhodiola rosea (Rhodax) for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

TitleA pilot study of Rhodiola rosea (Rhodax) for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBystritsky, A, Kerwin L, Feusner JD
JournalJournal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)
Volume14
Issue2
Pagination175-80
Date Published2008 Mar
ISSN1075-5535
KeywordsAdult, Anti-Anxiety Agents, Anxiety Disorders, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Phytotherapy, Pilot Projects, Plant Extracts, Reproducibility of Results, Tablets, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

Rhodiola rosea is an herbal supplement that many in the general population in Russia and elsewhere in the world have used for decades to alleviate everyday anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Whether R. rosea is effective in reducing similar symptoms in clinical samples is unknown. The goal of this pilot study was to evaluate whether R. rosea is effective in reducing symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

Alternate JournalJ Altern Complement Med