Valerian Root Extract
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valerian root extract
Latin name: Valeriana officinalis
Spcification: 0.5% Valerian oxalate
Valerian, often referred to as "herbal valium" has similar medicinal qualities as Valium. It holds a prominent position as one of Nature's best tranquilizers, and has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Valerian, or the common garden Heliotrope has been used as a tranquilizer for over a thousand years. The plant is a hardy perennial and can easily be grown in the garden for one's own use. The medicinal part of the plant is the root.
Valerian is especially good to take during times of stress, anxiety, tension, hysteria, and over-excitability. It also should be the herb of choice if youve stretched your adrenals to the limit, and when you feel nervous anxiety, are erratic, your mind is racing, or youre feeling paranoid. Valerian is also useful if your hands are shaking, you feel heart palpitations, have indigestion, and muscle twitches.
Besides its muscle relaxing capabilities, Valerian helps to relax an overactive brain, so it is an effective sedative for insomnia. And insomnia brought on by traveling is also helped by Valerian. Always check with your doctor before taking any herbal supplements.
The best way to take Valerian is in the form of an herbal extract made from the fresh root. In the fresh form the root contains nutrients that help feed the nervous system, while helping you relax at the same time. Dried Valerian root is available in herbal shops, along with capsule and extract forms. It is very important to follow recommended dosages for Valerian, because it can have a stimulating effect if you take too much of it. And never take Valerian along with conventional tranquilizers or sedatives, because the combination may have added effects.
Valerian Root Extract is ideal for:
People who have difficulty falling asleep
People who have difficulty staying asleep