Valerian Root is a plant native to Europe and Asia. It grows to up to four feet high and has trumpet-shaped flowers. The roots are used medicinally. Although the fresh root is relatively odorless, the dried root has a strong odor that many find unpleasant. Valerian Root Extract has been used for centuries as a perfume and as a mild, relaxing sedative.
Valerian root (valeriana officinalis) is derived from a plant native to Europe and Asia.The active ingredient is valeric acid 0.8%.The root of this plant has been used for thousands of years as a remedy for various ailments including sleep problems, digestive problems, disorders of the nervous system,headaches,and arthritis. It is believed that valerian root has an impact on the availability of the neurotransmitter GABA in the brain.
Valerian root extract
Part of plant used
0.2%-0.8% Valeric acid
Standardized Valerian extract, a safe and effective natural sedative, calms both mind and body. Clinical research demonstrates that Valerian effectively relieves anxiety-related insomnia and suggests that Valerian extract may be comparable to some prescription anti-anxiety drugs for relieving anxiety.Unlike many drugs, however, Valerian is not addictive or habit- forming when taken in recommended doses.
Valerian root extract works like a sedative helping you to relax, and to sleep deeply and restfully,reducing night awakenings as well as increasing dream recall the next day. Valeriana Officinalis has been used as a medicinal herb since at least the time of ancient Greece and Rome. Hippocrates described its properties, and Galen later prescribed it as a remedy for insomnia.
1. As raw materials of drugs for anti-bacterial, anti-depressants, anti-tumor and sedation, it is widely used in fields of pharmaceutical and health products;
2. As insomnia and other similar symptoms of psychasthenia product raw material, it is widely used in health products industry;
3. As dietary supplements increased therapeutic function, it is widely used in fields of dietary supplement products;
4. As products of sedative and anti-bacterial, they are widely used to add to beauty products in cosmetic industry.
5.Treating insomnia: Commonly called as sleep aid, Valerian roots have been used for the treatment of sleep disorders from ancient days. Results have suggested that, people with insomnia on consuming valerian root health supplements feel restful and refreshing.
6.ctrical activity in the brain. Results have shown that, valerian extracts lessened the seizure formation by their anticonvulsive properties in the brain.
7.Reducing anxiety: Proclaimed for its relaxant properties, this smart root has assisted in many anxiety related disorders like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Its relaxing properties also relieve stress and muscle tensions and thereby lessens depression.
8.Ease stomach cramps: Its relaxant properties also finds significance when affected by stomach disorders related to stress like the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). By relaxing the muscles of the stomach, it alleviates pain caused by IBS and menstrual cramps.
9.Treating migraine: Valerian roots can reduce the tension caused due to a migraine and thereby lessen the pain associated with it.
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