Valerijana – Valeriana officinalis L. (Valerianaceae)

Valerijana – Valeriana officinalis L. (Valerianaceae)

Valerijana – Valeriana officinalis L. (Valerianaceae)

Activity:

Antibacterial, Cancer-Preventive, Antioxidant, Sedative, Antiinflammatory, Antispasmodic, Perfumery, Insectifuge, Antitumor, Antiseptic, Fungicide, Antiulcer, Hypocholesterolemic, Allergenic, Antiviral, Hypotensive, Irritant, Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor, Diuretic, Antiatherosclerotic, Nematicide, Antiacne, Antiarthritic, Analgesic, Antidiabetic, Vasodilator, Antimutagenic, Antifeedant, Antiradicular, Candidicide, Cardioprotective, Expectorant, Hepatoprotective, Antiallergic, Antistaphylococcic, Antiaggregant, Anxiolytic, Anticataract, …

 

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Valerian is said to induce a sound sleep, calm the nerves, ease pain and relax nervous tension, stress, and anxiety. Often called nature’s tranquilizer, Valerian does not produce morning grogginess, and may reduce night awakenings. The herb has also been used to help children with hyperactivity and behavioral problems.

It has been used for centuries to regulate the nervous system and relieve tension, irritability, nervous exhaustion and stress, anxiety and hysteria. As a sedative, it is said to relieve insomnia, helping to provide a sound sleep without the morning-after grogginess frequently associated with prescription drugs. It also does not lead to dependence or addiction when used.

Valerian is considered an anodyne that relieves pain and reduces the sensitivity of the nerves. The herb is thought to help recovery from shock and sudden emotional distress, and relieve the harsh effects of rehabilitation for many addicts. Valerian is also an old-time nervine and remedy for St. Vitus Dance, vertigo, fainting, epilepsy, and convulsions. Recent research has demonstrated that Valerian has contributed to the treatment of, and it has helped greatly for children with hyperactivity and behavioral problems. The treatments enhanced motor coordination, calmed their anxieties and diminished restlessness and aggression.

Valerian Root has been known to strengthen the heart and may sometimes reduce high blood pressure, especially when anxiety is a factor. Some studies claim that its use helps to stabilize heart rhythm and helps treat palpitations.

As an antispasmodic, Valerian Root helps to alleviate muscle, intestinal and menstrual cramps.

Considered an analgesic, Valerian’s pain relieving qualities are thought to be especially beneficial to athletes or anyone engaged in aerobics, weight training or strenuous exercise as a preventative and recovery treatment for aches and pains. It is also said to ease the pain of headaches.

Valerian has been used since ancient times as an expectorant, reducing mucus from colds, and it is also said to alleviate throat tickling and nervous coughs. Because of its relaxant properties, Valerian has been thought to benefit those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome and other problems of the intestines and stomach. Valerian increases peristalsis, contraction and relaxing of muscles in the intestines, which moves things along more easily. The herb is also thought to prevent fermentation in the stomach and decrease gas and intestinal colic.

Used externally, Valerian is an antibacterial and makes a fine facial wash. It also encourages the healing of acne, skin rashes, wounds, and ulcers. In baths, it is soothing and relaxing and relieves muscle cramps

Ingredients: Valerian Root, Structured Water, 96% Alcohol.

Non-Alcohol: Valerian Root, Structured Water, Vegetable Glycerin.

All of our ingredients are Certified Organic, Kosher, or Responsibly Wildcrafted. No genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) are involved. All other products that are distributed by us meet our high-quality standards.

Instructions: Use 5-10 drops in juice or water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 – 4 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children. Use before sleep, up to 40 drops maximum.

Contraindications: Valerian is not recommended for children, pregnant or nursing women, or those who suffer from low blood pressure or hypoglycemia. This product should not be combined with alcohol or with other sleep-inducing medications. Because it is a sedative, one should never drive or operate machinery when using Valerian. It is advisable to stop taking Valerian Root after two or three weeks and then restart; uninterrupted usage is not recommended. Avoid large doses (many times the recommended amount), and if headaches or heart palpitations occur, its use should be discontinued. The herb is not recommended for those taking prescription medications, particularly liver medications unless a physician is first consulted. Valerian should be stopped about one week before surgery because it may interact with anesthesia.

Disclaimer: The information presented herein by Herbal Alchemy is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own healthcare provider.

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