Learn the Herbs: Valerian Root
What is Valerian Root?
Since ancient times people have struggled with sleep disorders and have looked to nature for assistance — Valerian Root has provided the answer time and time again. As an effective help for restlessness and several nerve conditions, this marvelous herb continues to grow in popularity. We want to take some time to remind you why this herb still matters.
Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis) is a perennial plant growing up to 1 meter in height that blooms with fragrant light pink or white flowers. This plant can be found in several parts of North America, Europe, and Asia. It is widely distributed and forms part of several concoctions and formulas for sleep disorders.
Valerian Root for Restless Nights
Sleeping disorders can spoil your quality of life and can make you feel overwhelmed and even grumpy. Because Valerian can help calm down the nervous system, it helps sedate the body and allows for the kind of sleep quality that can improve overall health and wellness.
The beautiful effects of Valerian are possible due to the linarin content found inside—a chemical that possesses a sedative quality to it. Linarin calms nervous activity by targeting the central nervous system, providing you with sound sleep.
Nature’s Serenity Herb
Stress and anxiety affect millions of people a day. With so many triggers in everyday life, a person is faced with the task of trying to slow it all down—that can be difficult to do—but nature offers serenity with this fantastic herb.
Valerian root is a source of valerenic acid and valerenol. These chemicals raise the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid in the human brain which leads to the calming effect the nervous system experiences and thus the reduction of stress in the body.