Valerian is a medicinal herb. The root contains great sedative and tranquilizing properties which provide awesome health benefits for many. Valerian relaxes both, the central nervous system and the muscular system which makes it a very sought after medicinal herb.
Valerian is more than just a root
Valerian contains valepotriate and isovaleric acid, some well known calming and relaxing properties. The root is rich in calcium, quercetin, manganese and ascorbic acid. The relaxing and calming properties valepotriate and isovaleric acid are particularly beneficial if you suffer with nervousness, restlessness, chronic insomnia, headaches, menstrual problems as well as anxiety. The medicinal herb is also very supportive in soothing the digestive tract, from stomach cramps and cramps associated with (IBS) irritable bowel syndrome. For overall heart health and for the cardiovascular system Valerian has been known to be of amazing benefit. Why not give it a try, you have nothing to lose.
Hunger and the urge to eat due to stressy times can be controlled with Valerian Root. Conditions like epilepsy have been known to reduce seizure (fit/convulsions) activity. I have even tried this myself on Shadow, my Dalmatian who suffers with epilepsy for five years now. To relax the central nervous system I combined valerian with some other herbs such as hops, lemon balm and passiflora, which all have healing properties and benefits.
Take note of awesome Valerian:
The root of this awesome plant is what is used for medicinal purposes. There are many ways of taking the herb. It is pressed to fresh juice, freeze-dried to form powder, infused to make a herbal night tea, or just made into a tincture.
Most people take Valerian as a supplement in the form of a capsule. It depends on your reasons and preferences. Personally we make our own organic tinctures and infusions.