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Valerian Extract

Valerian officinalis is a plant native to Europe and northern Asia with a long history of use as a herbal medicine. Valerian helps to alleviate aches and pains and relax the whole body, promoting sleep. Have a read of the Valerian – Calm Nervousness and Aid Relaxation blog article or use the links below for more info.

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Valerian Info

Valerian officinalis is a plant native to Europe and northern Asia with a long history of use as a herbal medicine. In medieval Europe its properties were so highly esteemed it was called ‘All Heal’. The part of the plant used by herbalists is the root, containing volatile oils and alkaloids.

Valerian acts on the central nervous system to stimulate its ability to calm and relax the body. It has a sedative effect on the higher nerve centres. It will help alleviate aches and pains and relax the whole body, promoting sleep.

Valerian Benefits

Valerian’s powerful nervine, carminative and antispasmodic actions give it a role in cases of nervous tension, stress, excitability, hysteria, and the associated symptoms of these states such as neuralgia, insomnia and colic. It will help with disturbed sleep patterns and improve sleep quality. As such, valerian is a safe alternative to the benzodiazepine group of medical drugs, without the adverse effects.

Due to its antispasmodic action it has been used for epilepsy since the 16th century.

Valerian Side Effects

Studies show no evidence of drowsiness or physical addiction, or any other adverse effects. Safe when taken as directed. Not recommended to combine with alcohol or benzodiazepines, as this may increase the sedative effect. Caution re use during pregnancy unless prescribed by a medical herbalist.

Product Reviews

  • Awesome Product

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    Awesome product, couldn't sleep without it and I truly mean that!! I do need to take one a night with magnesium and some primrose too but I've not found anything else that gets me out for as many hours as I can on the valerian. It's a life saver.

    Donna

    26/06/17

  • great product

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    I have found this product - great!! I have trouble sleeping & this helps so much

    Shirley

    17/06/17

  • Fantastic sleep remedy

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    This is a fantastic sleep remedy with no side effects that I could notice. It works every time (if 2 tablets are taken), quite quickly, helping to go to sleep and stay deeply asleep. If I wake up at night I can go to sleep easily again, which used to be a problem. Would highly recommend.

    Ireen

    5/06/17

Wellness Blog

  • Valerian – Calm Nervousness and Aid Relaxation

    Is history on your side with Valerian? Can you look to history to discover a way of easing insomnia, anxiety and restlessness? Valerian has been used to achieve all these ends – and more – […]

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