Rhodiolae roseae rhizoma et radix


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of arctic root. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing arctic root.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing arctic root. For practical information about using arctic root medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Rhodiolae roseae rhizoma et radix
English common name Arctic root
Botanical name Rhodiola rosea L.
Therapeutic area
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Mental stress and mood disorders
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph


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