Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis)
Independent clinical studies have shown that it reduces the time it takes to fall asleep, reduces the chance to wake up at night to prolong your sleeping time and generally improve the overall quality of sleep, regardless if someone has a problem or not. For this reason it is known as «God's Valium».
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The main action of the root of the plant is sedative, antispasmodic and hypotensive and may be used as a general pain reliever when the pain associated with nervous tension and migraine. Also acts against parasitic worms in the digestive system.
Valerian is most commonly used for sleep disorders, especially the inability to sleep (insomnia). It is frequently combined with hops, lemon balm, or other herbs that also cause drowsiness. Some people who are trying to withdraw from the use of “sleeping pills” use valerian to help them sleep after they have tapered the dose of the sleeping pill. There is some scientific evidence that valerian works for sleep disorders, although not all studies are positive.
Valerian is also used for conditions connected to anxiety and psychological stress including nervous asthma, hysterical states, excitability, fear of illness (hypochondria), headaches, migraine, and stomach upset.
Some people use valerian for depression, mild tremors, epilepsy, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Valerian is used for muscle and joint pain. Some women use valerian for menstrual cramps and symptoms associated with menopause, including hot flashes and anxiety.
Pour half teaspoon to a cup of water to simmer for 7-10 minutes, strain and drink. Avoid large doses for a long time.