Valerian root (valeriana officinalis) 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, disorders of the nervous system, calming and relaxing. It is believed that valerian root has an impact on the availability of the neurotransmitter GABA in the brain.
Valerian is also used for conditions connected to anxiety and psychological stress including nervous asthma, hysterical states, excitability, fear of illness (hypochondria), headaches, migraine, and stomach upset.
Some people use valerian for depression, mild tremors, epilepsy, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Valerian is used for muscle and joint pain. Some women use valerian for menstrual cramps and symptoms associated with menopause, including hot flashes and anxiety.
Contains NO: Wheat, yeast, corn, dairy, eggs, pork, soy or gluten.
Adult Dosage: 1–2 capsules daily, taken a half an hour to 1 hour before bedtime, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Caution: Consumption with alcohol, drugs or health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.