Valerian

Valerian

Valerian

Valeriana officinalis
Source: roots and rhizome.
Actions: relaxant, sedative, relieves anxiety and spasms, lowers blood pressure.
Therapeutic uses: insomnia, nervous tension, stress, neuralgia, PMS, menstrual cramps and high blood pressure.
Typical preparation: tablets, decoction, tincture.
Contraindications: can cause drowsiness. Shouldn’t be taken with sleep medication.