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Valerian - (Root Powder) Raw, Certified Organic (4 oz/113.5g)

HRB-016


 
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Also known as- Wild Valerian, English Valerian, German Valerian, Valeriana officinalis


Valerian has a long history of use in Western Europe as a sedative and sleep aid, with medicinal uses dating back to Hippocrates time (ca. 460-377 B.C) such as: treating headaches, insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, menstrual problems, nervous stomach, and hysteria. Clinical trials have confirmed the use of valerian for treating insomnia, especially the insomnia that accompanies menopause. It also soothes the digestive system and may prevent cramping caused by irritable bowel syndrome.
The root must be dried at temperatures below 105 degrees F (40 degrees C) for its medicinally active compounds to form. In teas, it tastes sweet and spicy if somewhat bitter, but its odor is mildly unpleasant. Ancient medical texts acknowledge the odor of the herb by calling the plant phu. Valerian powder is often mixed with hops and/or lemon balm. Add a bit of sweetener for teas.

Precautions: If you use valerian for several months, you may experience withdrawal symptoms (headache, insomnia, racing heart, and general grouchiness) if you stop using the herb abruptly. Reduce dosage of a period of about a week if you wish to discontinue using the herb. Valerian itself does not cause side effects, but it may increase the side effects of some of the older medications for insomnia, such as Ativan (lorazepam), Valium, (diazempam), or Xanax (alprazolam).


Note: parts used- dried root. Product is air dried at temperatures not exceeding 90 degrees F.

Constituents: Acetic acid, ascorbic acid, beta-ionone, calcium, caffeic acid, magnesium, manganese, quercitin, valeric acid.

Certified organic by USDA
Product of U.S.A

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