Form : Cut and Sifted
Botanical Name : Valeriana officinalis
Usage : Valerian
is an herb. Medicine is made from the root.
Valerian is most commonly used for sleep disorders, especially the inability to
sleep (insomnia). It is frequently combined with hops, lemon balm, or other
herbs that also cause drowsiness. Some people who are trying to withdraw from
the use of “sleeping pills” use valerian to help them sleep after they have
tapered the dose of the sleeping pill. There is some scientific evidence that
valerian works for sleep disorders, although
not all studies are positive.
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.