Valerian Root has been an herbal favorite in many cultures for centuries.
Suggested Use: As an herbal dietary supplement, take 2-4 capsules prior to bedtime.
Additinal Information about Valerian root :
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) , Valerian root is a general tranquilizer used for relieving nervous tension, insomnia, and headaches.
Widely studied, it has been shown to sedate the central nervous system due to the valepotriates and other components found in the essential oil. Valerian decreases muscle spasms, so is useful for cases of nervous digestion, irritable bowel syndrome, and stomach or menstrual cramps. It contains many types of valeopotriates that have opposing effects, indicating that it has the ability to regulate many conditions. In one study, it sedated agitated patients, but stimulated those suffering from fatigue. Valerian improved the quality of sleep in subjects in another study, as observed in their brain-wave patterns. It also reduced the time it took them to fall asleep, especially the elderly and the habitually poor sleepers, but did not affect their dream recall or ability to wake up in the morning.
In Germany, hyperactive children have been treated with valerian since the 1970s. After taking valerian for only a few weeks, 120 children diagnosed as hyperactive, anxious, or learning disabled had better muscle coordination and reaction time, and showed less aggression, restlessness, anxiety, and fear. Valerian may also lower blood pressure and strengthen the optic nerve in the eye, although thus far, only animal studies have been done. (by The Herb Growing & Marketing Network)
Serving Size 2 softgel
Servings Per Container 50
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Free of: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, corn, soy, milk
Warnings: Because of its relaxing effects, avoid driving or operation of heavy machinery following any significant consumption of this herb.