We have worked with Tibetan Rhodiola for many years, and it is one of our favourite adaptogens for physical, emotional, and spiritual balance.
We created this Essence of Chinese Rhodiola when we became aware of its role in an herbal protocol for treating the novel Coronavirus.
According to research cited in that protocol, Rhodiola protects the lung cells from the lack of oxygen that the viral attack causes, preventing the death of lung tissue and increasing the uptake of oxygen and its efficient use throughout the body. This is in keeping with the Tibetan use of Rhodiola for health at high altitudes, and its energy-boosting effects.
As an adaptogen, Rhodiola also balances immune response so that it does not become overreactive and destructive. Finally, we believe that Rhodiola’s positive energy and mood-boosting effects could also be a great support to overcoming such a frightening and debilitating illness.
Please note: there is no known cure or direct treatment, pharmaceutical or herbal, for the novel Coronavirus, and so what we offer here is support to the systems and organs affected so that they can be as strong and resistant as possible and increase chances of healthy survival of the infection.
The research we cite here is preliminary and not officially supported by any health organization; it’s the best any of us have right now. This information is not a claim of cure or prevention of any disease.
Your best chance remains not catching the virus at all, and we defer to the excellent advice from the CDC on staying healthy, which we are following as if all our lives depend on it, because they do.
If you suspect you have been exposed to the novel Coronavirus, please contact your doctor before starting any treatment. Please also see your doctor before starting this or any preventative regimen, as all herbs have many possible interactions with other herbs, drugs, and health conditions.