Uses of Valerian root

Uses of Valerian root

Valerian root is one of the more common supplements found on the market. You can find supplements containing only valerian, or some mixed with other herbs such as; hops and passionflower. It is typically found in the sleep aid section of your local drug store, but is used for anxiety as well. This supplement is very distinctive, as it has a somewhat strong smell that some would consider to be unpleasant. If you are going to try valerian root for relaxation, you would benefit from getting it in capsule form to avoid the unpleasant taste and small.

Valerian root is one of the supplements I consider a must have in my medicine cabinet. While it is really good for sleep, I find it works well when I’m having a very stressful day and just can’t seem to let myself unwind and relax. I wouldn’t recommend taking valerian if you have a lot you need to do during the day, as it is somewhat sedating, but if you are able to sit home the supplement will help you relax without necessarily making you fall asleep.

The sedating factor of valerian is subtle compared to stronger pharmaceutical drugs, but it works well if you looking to relax you mind on a very stressful day. I tend to take this supplement less than the other natural supplements I own, not because it doesn’t work well, but because it does make my mind more relaxed and I can’t get the things done that I need to be alert for during the day. Would I suggest valerian root for anxiety? Absolutely! Everyone reacts differently, so if you want to try this herb, you should start at a low dose and work your way up until you find the dose that works right for you.