There is no cause for rhodiola rosea, because it is not a condition or a disease. Rhodiola rosea is a supplement referred to as rhodiola, golden root and arctic root, reports Mental Health America. It is used to promote health, stamina, strength and mental performance.
In the United States, rhodiola is not commonly used to treat mental health disorders, states Mental Health America. Early studies of its effectiveness were reportedly organized inadequately and contained several generalized claims.
Rhodiola is used to treat other conditions, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, irregular heartbeat and liver damage, says WebMD. Nonetheless, there is not adequate scientific evidence to determine the effectiveness of Rhodiola.