There are many excellent health benefits of valerian root, including regulating sleep, reducing anxiety, eliminating headaches, soothing heart palpitations, easing digestion, stimulating the mind, and treating menstrual cramps.
Valerian root is made from the Valerian plant, taxonomically known as Valeriana officianalis. It is a flowering plant that has been used for traditional medical applications for thousands of years. More specifically, the root of this plant is often dried and used in these remedies due to the high concentration of valerenic acid, flavonones, alkaloids, and sesquiterpenes. These powerful active ingredients have a number of anxiolytic, sedative and anti-spasmodic properties that make this herb so widely used around the world.
Drinking valerian root tea or tincture helps if you suffer from hyperactivity, insomnia, upset stomach, cognitive slowness, menstrual cramps, heart murmurs, migraines and headaches, anxiety, stress, and depression.
30 drops 2 times a day, before the meals.
As a sedative substance, this tincture is good for people suffering from sleep disorders such as insomnia, or constantly interrupted sleep patterns. This tincture should not be combined with other sleeping pills under any circumstances, but when taken independently, it can provide restful sleep and a refreshed feeling in the morning.
One of the most popular uses of valerian root is for reducing anxiety and stress. It has naturally soothing and sedative qualities, due to some of the volatile acids and oils in the root, helping people calm down and focus, rather than feeling overwhelmed. It can also provide mental clarity and eliminate feelings of depression.
ADHD numbers are increasing at unprecedented rates, and hyperactivity is a major problem in educational and public contexts. Valerian root can help calm those hyperactive symptoms and allow users to concentrate and focus on a clear head, while also reducing stress hormones and strain on the body.
If you are suffering from an upset stomach, constipation, bloating, cramping, nausea or indigestion, the antioxidants in valerian root can stimulate positive muscle function and reduce spasms in the gut. This will result in normal bowel movements and a reduction in discomfort.
One of the best ways to eliminate a headache or a migraine is with a cup of delicious valerian tea. The natural anti-inflammatory properties of this tea can soothe inflammation in the capillaries and lower blood pressure, helping relieve the pain and tension of most headaches.
Women know that menstrual cramps can be extremely painful, but valerian root has anti-spasmodic and sedative qualities, meaning that it can easily eliminate those symptoms and provide relief during menstruation. It can also soothe the mood and rebalance hormones that may be causing irritability or anxiety during your period.
Many people take valerian supplements as brain boosters, but a cup of this beneficial can have many of the same effects. Research has shown that valerian root can increase focus, memory, retention, and neural activity!
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