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Rhodiola rosea

1st Edition

Edited by Alain Cuerrier, Kwesi Ampong-Nyarko

CRC Press

304 pages

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Description

The genus Rhodiola (Family Crassulaceae) is indigenous to Northern Canada, Europe and Asia where its rhizomes and roots have been used for centuries for medicinal purposes. Recent interest in the species Rhodiola rosea (roseroot) in the West arose from the use of the rhizome as an adaptogen for the treatment of stress, but in the last few years, ch

Table of Contents

Taxonomy of Rhodiola rosea L., with Special Attention to Molecular Analyses of Nunavik (Quebec) Populations. Ethnobotany and Conservation of Rhodiola Species. Phytochemistry of Rhodiola rosea. Cultivation of Rhodiola rosea in Europe. Rhodiola rosea Cultivation in Canada and Alaska. Diseases of Wild and Cultivated Rhodiola rosea. Biotechnology of Rhodiola rosea. Pharmacological Activities of Rhodiola rosea. Evidence-Based Efficacy and Effectiveness of Rhodiola SHR-5 Extract in Treating Stress- and Age-Associated Disorders. Rhodiola rosea in Psychiatric and Medical Practice. Toxicology and Safety of Rhodiola rosea. Commercialization of Rhodiola rosea. Index.

About the Editors

Dr. Kwesi Ampong-Nyarkois a research scientist at Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development in Canada. He earned his PhD in agricultural botany from the University of Reading, England. Dr. Ampong-Nyarko spent years 2004-2010 in developing the technology for growing Rhodiola rosea and made great strides in popularizing and laying the foundation for its cultivation and commercialization in Alberta. He has a multidisciplinary background with demonstrated expertise in crop production, weed science, and international agriculture development. His current research focus is on crop diversification in the field and greenhouse crops.

Dr. Alain Cuerrier, researcher at the Montreal Botanical Garden and writer, earned his PhD in plant systematics (University of Montreal with one year at Harvard University) before switching to ethnobotany in 2001. He participated in the creation of the First Nations Garden in Montreal as well as in Laquenexy, France. Since then, he has started ethnobotanical and ethnoecological projects with the Inuit, Innu, Naskapi, and Cree people. He is the president of the International Society of Ethnobiology. Dr. Cuerrier has published several books on plant uses by First Nations and Inuit of Canada.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEA011000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General