Valerian is a traditional herb used to ease pain, improve sleep, digestion, anxiety, and headaches. Valerian may increase the body’s available supply of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that eases physical tension and stress. Natural Factors Valerian Root 4:1 extract contains the equivalent of 1200 mg dried root per capsule.
Uses & Benefits
Before over-the-counter medications were available, valerian was used by herbalists to ease pain. The valpotriates in valerian act as muscle relaxants, making it useful for painful spasms and menstrual cramps. But researchers have discovered a number of other factors responsible for valerian's relaxing, sedative and analgesic effect: valeric acid, volatile oils, choline, flavonoids, sterols, and alkaloids.
"Valerian root has been used for centuries to calm upset nerves, treat mood problems, pain and headache. In medieval times, valerian was so popular it became known as "all-heal." It is currently one of the most popular orthodox antispasmodic medications in Russia and Germany."
|Each Capsule Contains:
|Valerian 4:1 Extract (Valeriana officinalis) (root)
|(Standardized to 0.8% Valerenic acids)
|(Equivalent to 1200 mg dried root)
Rice powder, gelatin capsule (gelatin, purified water), vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant), silica.
Traditionally used in herbal medicine to help relieve nervousness (calminative/sedative) and as a sleep aid to help promote sleep.
Recommended adult dose: 1–2 capsules daily, taken 30 minutes to 1 hour before bedtime, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Consult a health care practitioner if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks (chronic insomnia). Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consumption with alcohol, other drugs or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution within 2 hours of consumption if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle, or involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Keep out of the reach of children.
Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; no dairy, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs.