Valerian Root

VALERIAN ROOT (Valeriana officinalis) – loose root herb, herbal tea

Valerian RootT ‘n’ T Teas is a company run by qualified herbalists and natural therapists (and author of a forthcoming book on the subject of therapeutic herbs), using traditional remedies that have been handed down through the generations.

This offer is for a single herb ingredient, but contact us for a personalised consultation for herbal ingredient mixes that are tailored to your requirements. Contact us on our website, or through the eBay/Amazon messages.

Traditional therapeutic use

Internally

  • Sedative – better than synthetic drugs as it also enhances your ability to concentrate.
  • Expectorant.
  • Mild somniferous (inducing sleep) – Valerian root is an ingredient of a treatment herbal tea mix for this condition – contact us for a personalised consultation.
  • Anti-hypertensive (for high blood pressure).
  • Antispasmodic and anti-epileptic.
  • Anti-neurotic agent.
  • Dulls the central nervous system, therefore it can be used for motor restlessness, increased tension, psychomotor disorders of the heart, functional disorders of the blood circulation.
  • Reduces headaches, dizziness, and migraine.
  • Helps with psychogenetic palpitations and inorganic heart complaints.
  • Anticonvulsant – especially when caused by kidney stones.
  • Calms the nerves in menopause.Labile hypertension and cardiac neurosis soother, including to those sensitive to weather changes.
  • Relieving cramps.
  • Soothing, healing hysteria.

Externally

  • Curing chronic skin diseases.

Other

  • For students: This is a good exam revision calming and concentration tonic

Possible side effects & interactions

A few people feel sluggish in the morning after taking valerian, especially at higher doses. Valerian may cause headaches, stomach upset, mental dullness, excitability, uneasiness, heart disturbances, and even insomnia in some people.

Some people experience dry mouths or vivid dreams.

Valerian slows down the central nervous system. Anaesthesia and other medications used during surgery also affect the central nervous system, thus the combined effects might be harmful. Stop taking valerian at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Some research claims that it is safe to drive after taking valerian, others contradict this. Please seek medical advice if you plan to drive or operate heavy machinery.

Our plants are harvested during particular seasons, times of the day and according to the lunar calendar to ensure the plants or parts of it have the highest nutritional value. For example, roots are picked on a waning moon. Once harvested, they are packaged by hand because we try to avoid using metal equipment and utensils that could reduce the beneficial properties of the plant.

Because these products do contain active ingredients, please ensure that you do not exceed the recommended doses and if in any doubt, or if you experience any side effects – however slight – please consult your doctor or healthcare professional.

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