Herb: Valerian


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Valeriana officinalis

Parts Used: Rhizomes, Roots

Phytochemicals: Azulene, beta-carotene, beta-ionone, beta-sitosterol, borneol, bornyl acetate, caffeic acid, caryophyllene, chlorogenic acid, isovaleric acid, kaempferol, limonone, p-coumaric acid, quercetin, valepotriates, valerenic acid, valerenone, valeric acid

Nutrients: Calcium, choline, essential fatty acids, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium selenium, zinc, Vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C

Valerian is awesome! If you have any kind of sleeping problems or are really stressed out and find it hard to relax, this may be your answer! Valerian is a sedative, and a good one at that! When choosing your Valerian, a water soluble form is best. And as with all sedatives, do not take this with conjunction of alcohol. I have taken this before and i do recommend it, it really does help with sleep. I recommend finding it in combination with Passion Flower, they work well together, as they are both sedatives.

Known Uses for Valerian:
  • acts as a sedative
  • improves circulation
  • reduces mucus from colds
  • good for anxiety and fatigue
  • high blood pressure
  • insomnia
  • irratable bowel syndrome
  • menstrual and muscle cramps
  • nervousness
  • pain
  • spasms
  • stress
  • ulcers

Enjoy! :)