The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Archive for the 'Rhodiola Rosea' Category

    CAM (not St John’s wort) to treat depression

    Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

    Researchers at Goulds Naturopathica, in Hobart TAS, Australia, reviewed the evidence. (more…)

    Rhodiola rosea treats depression

    Thursday, August 7th, 2008

    Standardized extract SHR-5 of Rhodiola rosea L. rhizomes (Sedum roseum; rose root) was studied in patients suffering from a current episode of mild/moderate depression. (more…)

    A closer look at Rhodiola rosea: A versatile adaptogen?

    Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

    I came across this website and a review that recite the purported benefits of Rhodiola rosea (Sedum roseum; rose root). The story is remarkably similar to the story told at almost all other sites. (Google “Rhodiola rosea” to see what I mean.)

    But what does the research really reveal? (more…)

    The most commonly used vitamins and herbals

    Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

    These data are from a telephone survey of more than 2500 randomly sampled noninstitutionalized Americans, which was published in 2002. The tables can also be found here. (more…)