Valerian or Valerian Root is a common Medicinal Herb used in Treatment of Insomnia, Blood Pressure and Anxiety.

Valeriana officinalisValerian

valerian tea is made from the valerian root known for its unpleasant odor.

Valerian has a balancing effect on the entire nervous system. Valerian is considered safe and non-addictive and produces no dulling or mind-deadening side effects. The essential oil in valerian contains isovaleric acid which has a direct effect on the central nervous system. Valerian tea owes its calming effect to a group of agents called valepotriates that are found only in species of valerian.

Dried Valerian root tea can be made with either cold or hot water.

The calming effect of the tea will be evident when you drink at least 3 cups a day. The valerian tea produces a balancing, revitalizing effect.

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You are best advised to consult a professional for guidance in the use of Valerian as a medicinal herb. This is especially important if your condition is chronic or long-term.