Scientific Name: Valeriana officinalis
Commonly grown throughout Central Asia and Northern Europe, Valerian Root has been used as a traditional remedy for thousands of years. Slightly spicy and bittersweet when brewed into a tea, this herb has a distinct odor that’s seemingly hit or miss with most individuals. Aroma aside, this powerful herb does offer a host of potential health benefits from relaxing stomach aches and easing nervousness to relieving restlessness and alleviating headaches. It can even help to soothe the digestive system and assist with sleeplessness.
Often combined with other complementary herbs, such as Chamomile, most who indulge in this polarizing spice tend to do so in tea form. Not only will this create a unique and inspired blend of flavors, it also helps to ease Valerian Root’s strong aroma, which is quite pungent to some. No matter how you enjoy it, however, there’s no denying its nutritious benefits.
There is research to suggest that Valerian Root can be beneficial in allowing for a more restful night’s sleep. A natural sedative, it does so by inhibiting certain neurotransmitters in the brain and minimizing thoughts of anxiety and stress. This not only boosts overall mood and energy, it also works to enhance cognitive function during awake hours.
Valerian Root is capable of improving strength in blood vessels and enhancing their overall elasticity. This allows for conditions that can better normalize blood pressure levels and reduce the risk of heart palpitations and many other stress-related issues.
With its natural sedative and anti-anxiety capabilities, Valerian Root is also beneficial in relieving menstrual cramps. It does so by acting as a muscle relaxer, while suppressing muscle spasms and contractions. Additionally, it’s believed to assist with stress management, limb tremors, vertigo, ADHD, and epilepsy. Some studies even show that it can be of great benefit to those struggling with hyperthyroidism.
The recommended dosage for Valerian Root Powder is 1 – 2 tablespoons, if brewed into a tea.
- It should be noted, however, that the dosage might vary depending on the desired result.
- Many take up to 200mg per day, when consuming as an anxiety treatment.
- Do not take valerian root for more than a month without consulting with your doctor
- For even faster intake, you can also make your own Valerian Root Powder capsules by utilizing one of our easy to use capsule filling machines.
If stored correctly, our Valerian Root has a shelf life of up to 2 years. To maintain its freshness, it is recommended to always reseal the bag after opening it and removing as much air from the bag as possible. Store in room temperature, away from any heat source or sunlight.
Disclaimer: For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.