Rhodiola Rosea: Rhodiola rosea goes by many common names — Arctic root, golden root, rose root, western roseroot, Aaron’s rod, and king’s crown — to name a few ( 53 ). And it has almost as many uses as it has names! Rhodiola rosea has been called an herb that’s good for whatever ails you. If you have brain fog, trouble concentrating, and low energy along with your depression, it’s an excellent herb to consider. It’s been used since the ancient Greeks to boost overall physical and mental vitality. It’s a potent adaptogen that increases resistance to stress ( 54 ). And it’s an excellent serotonin booster that also decreases the stress hormone cortisol ( 55) . Rhodiola rosea helps with a wide range of brain related disorders including depression, anxiety, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and memory loss ( 56 ). It can also help overcome the stress, brain fog, and anxiety that often accompany fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome ( 57 ). It has almost no side effects and works faster to reduce depression than antidepressant medications ( 58 ).