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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 for more info.

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Valerian Info

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 might help alleviate aches and pains and relax the whole body, promoting good sleep.

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 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 natural alternative to the benzodiazepine group of medical drugs, without the adverse effects.

Valerian Side Effects

Studies show no evidence of drowsiness or physical addiction, or any other adverse effects. Take 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

  • Does not work with me

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    Does not work with me

    MAMDOUH

    7/08/18

  • Didn't work for me

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    Unfortunately these didn't help me. Have tried many natural sleep helpers over the years without success. I will continue my search.....

    Janet

    3/08/18

  • Not for me

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    This didn't work for me. At first, when I first started it, it would help me fall asleep, but this didn't last. Maybe a week it took for it to turn on me. When I took one I would wake up during the night and can't fall asleep again, my mind is racing and I don't feel at all relaxed. Tried a night without it and slept so much better! So yeah not for me thanks.

    JayNZ

    25/07/18

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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