Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis)

Definition:The ester-containing compounds in this herb give it a characteristic odor and help to promote its natural and safe sedating effect.
Applications:Insomnia, headaches, hyperexcitability, hypertension, heart disorders, afterbirth pains, anxiety, tension, high blood pressure, stress, nervous stomach, palpitations, menstrual cramps and muscle spasms.
Scientific Updates:Valerian tranquilizes and regulates the autonomic nervous system, enhances higher brain functions, and eases childhood psychosomatic disturbances and behavioral disorders. Valerian improves sleep quality with none of the drawbacks of barbiturates. Valerian is also recommended for anyone who suffers from cardiovascular disease or hypertension in that it helps to relax smooth muscle and ease tension.

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