Extract of Rhodiola rosea radix reduces the level of C-reactive protein and creatinine kinase in the blood

Bull Exp Biol Med. 2004 Jul;138(1):63-4. doi: 10.1023/b:bebm.0000046940.45382.53.


The effects of extracts of Rhodiola rosea radix on blood levels of inflammatory C-reactive protein and creatinine kinase were studied in healthy untrained volunteers before and after exhausting exercise. Rhodiola rosea extract exhibited an antiinflammatory effect and protected muscle tissue during exercise.

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Adult
  • C-Reactive Protein / drug effects*
  • Creatine Kinase / drug effects*
  • Humans
  • Physical Endurance / drug effects
  • Plant Extracts / administration & dosage*
  • Plant Roots / chemistry*
  • Rhodiola / chemistry*


  • Plant Extracts
  • C-Reactive Protein
  • Creatine Kinase