chapter  12
Commercialization of Rhodiola rosea
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Rhodiola rosea is a biennial subarctic plant that is native to northern areas of Russia, Scandinavia, and eastern Canada. In Canada, the plant normally grows along the Newfoundland coastline, Northern Québec, and Nunavut. One of the species, Rhodiola intergrifolia, also grows in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta. R. rosea can be used in many forms: fresh root, dried root, and extracts. It can be used in tea infusion, single-ingredient supplement in capsules, or directly in an energy drink, bar, or powder for reconstitution. The extraction process starts with harvesting, washing, and drying the roots followed by several physico-chemical processes such as maceration, ltration, vacuum evaporation, spray drying and analytical testing to result

12.1 Introduction and Background .......................................................................265 12.2 Commercialization of New Products ............................................................266 12.3 Commercialization of Natural Health Products ........................................... 267

12.3.1 Natural Health Product Development ............................................... 267 12.3.2 Regulatory Framework for Natural Health Products .......................268 12.3.3 Natural Product Number...................................................................269