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Chasing after the Root (that could be the fountain of youth)

Hank Knaack

Rhodiola, a plant living on the Altai Mountains, Mongolia and China, has been found to increase life expectancy (in a test with flies) by 24% compared to healthy peers. Traditionally the herb was consumed as a salad or brewed tea-- But in 2007, an Armenian clinical trial showed 500 milligrams of Rhodiola rosea extract helped treat mild to moderate depression. And recently Rhodiola has been used in “naturopathic” or herbal medicine in the United States.

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