13. Golden Root (Rhodiola rosea)
- Medicinal Use: High-Altitude Sickness
The Golden Root of the Rhodiola Rosea plant actually grows in the wild within colder environments. This includes several arctic areas, which can come as a surprise. We should mention that some wild claims have been made about the plant that is debatable. It has shown no true signs of treating cancer, depression, or anything similar to this.
The U.S. FDA to send warnings to manufacturers to stop making such claims in 2019. However, while the wild claims of the Golden Root are quite overboard, some medicinal properties hold up well. The plant has been used for centuries to help with high-altitude sickness and endurance within colder environments.