I harvested some of this beautiful lady today. The leaves and shoots are eaten raw, having a bitter flavor, or cooked like spinach, and are sometimes added to salads. In history, this plant (root as well) has been used to help elevate body temperature (helpful for those who suffer from Raynaud's Phenomenon) and stress. It is also a masterful energizer—giving a noticeable lift to sluggishness. It's also good herbal additive for those suffering from depression. A note, however: Rhodiola rosea can be drying—so, for those looking for an energy boost by having a personal "dry quality," Gotu Kola may be a better solution. Enjoy it's arrival to the garden!