Valerian Root 60 Veggie Caps - 450 mg
Dioscorides, the ancient Greek physician, frequently recommended valerian root for various conditions.
The use of valerian for insomnia and nervous conditions has been common for many centuries. By the 18th century, it was an accepted sedative and was also used for nervous disorders associated with an agitated digestive tract. Valerian root contains various constituents, including volatile oils that may contribute to the sedating properties of the herb. Central nervous system sedation is regulated by the receptors GABA-A in the brain.
It appears that valerian root may weakly bind to these receptors to produce a sedating action. This effect may explain why valerian may help some people deal with stress more effectively.
Valerian root is an effective agent for people with mild to moderately sever insomnia. Generally, valerian root makes sleep more restful as well as making the transition to sleep easier, but does not tend to increase total time slept. Valerian root does not lead to addiction or dependence.†
†The statements above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.