Valerian Botanical Extract

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What Is Valerian Root Used For?

Herbalists believe that valerian root can treat a variety of health conditions, including insomnia, anxiety, headaches, digestive problems, menopause symptoms, and post-exercise muscle pain and fatigue.

 

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Description

Insomnia

Valerian root is probably best known as a remedy for insomnia. Despite its popularity among consumers, there is little evidence that it can promote sleep or improve the quality of sleep.1

Anxiety

Valerian root is touted by some as a safe replacement of prescription anxiety drugs, with an emphasis on those like Valium (diazepam), Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), and Ativan (lorazepam) that act on GABA receptors.

There is some evidence to support this. 3  Valerenic acid appears to act on receptors in a way that enhances GABA transmission but without the pronounced sedative effects of a drug like Valium. This may benefit people on treatment for anxiety and other mood disorders.

2015 review from Harvard Medical School concluded that valerian was the “most promising candidate” for treatment of anxiety associated with bipolar disorder.

Hot Flashes

Valerian root may be useful in decreasig hot flashes commonly affecting women during menopause.

The exact mechanism of action is unknown since valerian doesn’t appear to directly influence hormone levels.4

2013 study with 68 women in menopause reported that valerian , 450-milligram daily doses for eight weeks, reduced the severity and frequency of hot flashes compared to a placebo.

We strongly suggest you educate yourself on any herb you purchase-

Caution: Do NOT consume this herb if you are pregnant or lactating. If you are taking blood thinning medication, please consult with your health care provider before using.

Valerian should not be used in those who are pregnant as it may cause the uterus to contract and induce miscarriage. Due to the lack of safety research, mug wort should also not be used in children or people who are breastfeeding.

Ingredients:  Valerian Root and GF Alcohol

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*This product is not intended to cure any type of disease or replace any prescription medication you are currently taking. This product nor these statements has not been approved by the FDA. Please be aware of any herbal allergies you may have prior to consumption. this information is provided for educational purposes only*

 

  1. Leach MJ, Page AT. Herbal medicine for insomnia: A systematic review and meta-analysisSleep Medicine Reviews. 2015;24:1-12. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2014.12.003
  2. National Institutes of Health. Valerian.
  3. Savage K, Firth J, Stough C, Sarris J. GABA-modulating phytomedicines for anxiety: A systematic review of preclinical and clinical evidencePhytother Res. 2018;32(1):3-18. doi:10.1002/ptr.5940
  4. Jenabi E, Shobeiri F, Hazavehei SMM, Roshanaei G. The effect of Valerian on the severity and frequency of hot flashes: A triple-blind randomized clinical trialWomen & Health. 2017;58(3):297-304. doi:10.1080/03630242.2017.1296058
  5. National Capital Poison Center. Valerian Benefits and Risks.
  6. Kia YH, Alexander S, Dowling D, Standish R. A case of steroid-responsive valerian-associated hepatitisIntern Med J. 2016;46(1):118-9. doi:10.1111/imj.12952
  7. Serrano J. LiverTox: An online information resource and a site for case report submission on drug-induced liver injuryClinical Liver Disease. 2014;4(1):22-25. doi:10.1002/cld.388
  8. Wanwimolruk S, Prachayasittikul V. Cytochrome P450 enzyme mediated herbal drug interactions (Part 1). EXCLI J. 2014;13:347-91.
  9. American Family Physician. Valerian.
  10. US Pharmacopeia. Dietary Supplements & Herbal Medicines.
  11. University of Michigan Health. Valerian. Reviewed September 23, 2020.

 

 

 

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Weight15 oz
Dimensions6 × 4 × 3 in
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