Latin Name : Valeriana Officinalis
Valerian root is derived from a plant native to Europe and Asia. The root of this plant has been used for thousands of years as a remedy for various ailments including sleep problems, digestive problems, disorders of the nervous system, headaches, and arthritis. It is believed that valerian root has an impact on the availability of the neurotransmitter, GABA in the brain.
- Valerian eases menstrual cramps.
- It eases stomach cramps.
- Valerian has a mild calming effect which is most effective for people who have trouble falling asleep. As a sleep aid, valerian is most effective if taken shortly before bedtime.
- The valerian herb benefits people who wake up during the night. Some studies show that the herb may provide quick relief for poor sleep. But, it may take two to four weeks of daily use to bring improved sleep for people with serious insomnia.
- The Valerian herb when taken three times or more during the day, including taking it before bedtime, relieves anxiety.