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Photo of roseroot (Rhodiola rosea) – natures own viagra

July 11th, 2007 · 15 Comments

Photo of roseroot (Rhodiola rosea) - natures own viagra
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on July 9th, 2007. Click image for larger view.

Roseroot (Rosenrot in Norwegian) is a plant that lives in the colder climate areas like the Arctic and it’s growing throughout Norway. You can often find it growing straight out of cliff sides.

In the recent years there have been lots of fuss about the roseroot plant because it is said to have many medical qualities, but it has actually been used in folk medicine for over 3000 years.
Later studies has shown roseroot to be a great medical herb. The list of beneficial qualities is long!
Roseroot is known to improve memory, good against depression, stabilize blood pressure, reducing stress hormones, contains lots of antioxidants, stabilize cholesterol and blood sugar levels and probably much more.
There is also being done research to check its qualities against cancer.

I have to mention that roseroot is a libido booster for both woman and men so I guess you can call it natures own viagra! The herb is being sold in many health food stores here in Norway and I believe it’s pretty big business. Have you ever seen roseroot for sale?

Here you can see how it’s growing wild in the nature.
Photo of roseroot (Rhodiola rosea) - natures own viagra
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on July 9th, 2007. Click image for larger view.

Information about the pictures:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Ånstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

Tags: Flora · Flower · Macro · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Plant · Roseroot

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Janet // Jul 11, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    That’s a nice picture (as usual). I imagine you will see some interesting Google Search Phrases in your referral stats!!

  • 2 Terence Chang // Jul 11, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    Very interesting story. Nice pictures.

    I guess. Many people will prepare the trip to Norway … 😉

  • 3 trish // Jul 11, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    Roseroot, huh? ~frantically jotting down name~.. I’ll uhm.. have to see if I can find it… you know .. just to let you know if they sell it here.. not for any other reason, of course..
    Oh, and beautiful pic. 🙂
    😉

    I think you logged on to my site before my linky love post went up. LOL It’s there now, if you didn’t see it before. 🙂

  • 4 Thomas Laupstad // Jul 11, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    Janet: lol, I hope so! Google searches like that make me chuckle.

    Terence: Hehe, I guess that could be a new form of tourism – “get your libido fix in Norway”

    Trish: Thanks a lot for the link love!! and lol @ your comment!

  • 5 Douten // Jul 11, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    Very interesting. Nature gotta keep her production rate constant somehow : )
    Wonder if it work on animal?

  • 6 MS // Jul 11, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    Haven’t seen it, but I’ll keep my eyes open here in Washington. Might not have noticed it because I wasn’t looking for it.

  • 7 it2051229 // Jul 12, 2007 at 5:29 am

    awesome plant.. where can i get it??

  • 8 Joanna Gough // Jul 12, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    Aww.. I’d like to try some but I doubt they sell it here in Malaysia. SADLY.oh well

  • 9 trish // Jul 12, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    I just posted about you in my women’s group – so if you start getting a buncha chicks checkin’ you out, you know why. 😉

    Hrm.. maybe I should mention that you have nice equipment.. that’d really get them over here… ;P

    LOL

  • 10 Aseem // Jul 12, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    I never thought Norway could look that amazing….nice pics!

  • 11 Debo Hobo // Jul 12, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    Georgeous as usual. Picture perfect!

  • 12 Pedp // Jul 20, 2007 at 12:37 am

    Following the Doctrine of Signatures it is interesting as it looks kind of priapic in appearance… 🙂

  • 13 Photo of Garden Angelica plant on a winter day in Northern Norway // Dec 12, 2007 at 1:25 pm

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  • 14 mike // May 24, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Have not seen any of those here in New York.

  • 15 perry long // Jul 6, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Roseroot is availible in Canada from Richter’s Herbs & flowers. Just google it. While you’re at it, ask for their catalogue. amazing selection of plants and seeds. They ship everywhere. Plants always arrive in great condition.