Home / Dried Botanicals / Valerian Root 50g Valerian Root 50g£7.70 Valerian root has been used for at least 2,000 years to promote tranquility and improve sleep. It is also used for anxiety and psychological stress. Name: Valerian Root Latin Name: Valeriana officinalis 8 in stock Valerian Root 50g quantity Add to basket Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Description Additional information Reviews (0) Description Description: Valerian root has been used for at least 2,000 years to promote tranquility and improve sleep. It is also used for anxiety and psychological stress. Name: Valerian Root Latin Name: Valeriana officinalis Plant Family: Valerianaceae Other Names: Garden Valerian, Garden Helitrope, Cat’s Valerian, Phu, Great Wild Valerian, Heal-All, Setwall, Setewale, Capon’s Tail, St. George’s Herb, Bloody Butcher, English Valerian, Vandal Root, Herbe aux Chats, Baldrian, Amantilla & Valeriana. Properties: Anxiolytic: used to reduce anxiety Sedative: promoting calm or inducing sleep Anticonvulsant: A substance that may prevent convulsions (seizures) Antibacterial: Active against bacteria Anti-diuretic: A substance that helps to control fluid balance in an animal’s body by reducing urination Antiseptic: Preventing the growth of disease-causing microorganisms Antispasmodic: used to relieve spasm of involuntary muscles Anti-inflammatory: A substance that reduces inflammation or swelling. Known pharmacologically active compounds detected in valerian extract are: Alkaloids: actinidine, catinine, valerianine, and valerine Isovaleramide, Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) – neurotransmitter connected to the sedative effects of the plant Valeric acid Valepotriates, acevaltrate, isovaltrate and valtrate Volatile oil containing active sesquiterpenes (acetoxivalerenic acid, valerenic acid) Flavanones such as hesperidin, 6-methylapigenin and linarin Benefits: Nervous System & stress management Hyperactivity problems Pain Management, especially when related to muscle spasm or cramp Sleep problems Memory and focus Menopausal symptoms Cardiovascular system Digestive System Uses: Valerian’s history stretches back to ancient Greece and Rome as a sleep aid Greek physicians Dioscorides and Galen lauded it as a remedy for poison During the Middle Ages it was considered to be a cure for epilepsy Cautions: Not recommended during pregnancy or breast feeding. Not recommended for those taking barbituates or benzodiazepine medication. If used over long periods it can cause withdrawal symptoms. Information provided in the Herbal Apothecary is from the ‘folk herbalist’ tradition and does not pretend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Celtic Earth Spirit advises you to consult a medical professional before trying any herbal product. Allergens: Produced in facilities handling Nuts, gluten, celery and mustard. Handling procedures are in place to reduce the likelihood of allergens being present, but we cannot guarantee our ingredients are totally free of traces in the products supplied. Related Products Additional information Weight 60 g Reviews There are no reviews yet. Be the first to review “Valerian Root 50g” Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a review. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.