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Valerian Root – 50g
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Valerian Root is listed as having the following 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
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) – neurotransmitter connected to the sedative effects of the plant
Valepotriates, acevaltrate, isovaltrate and valtrate
Volatile oil containing active sesquiterpenes (acetoxivalerenic acid, valerenic acid)
Flavanones such as hesperidin, 6-methylapigenin and linarin
Valerian Root Benefits:
Nervous System & stress management
Pain Management, especially when related to muscle spasm or cramp
Memory and focus
Traditional Uses of Valerian Root:
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
Our Valerian Root:
Is Wildcrafted (grown naturally free from pollutants) and sustainably harvested
Not heat treated or irradiated and does not contain GMO’s
Should be infused in boiling water before consumption.
A certificate of analysis is available for this product if required.
Cautions for Valerian Root: 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.
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.
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.