valerian root dried

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Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis)

At first glance this beautiful plant with highly aromatic pink buds that attract butterflies and ants is seemingly gentle. However, the medicine of Valerian lives in its roots and can be a powerful ally for anxiety and insomnia. They are indicated for those who have lengthy insomnia, taking a long time to fall asleep due to worries and circular thinking. As a sleep aid they can be taken right before bed as well as during the night for folks that experience abrupt wake-ups. A commonly used sedative, Valerian is effective in relaxing the skeletal muscular system and offering pain relief for both acute and chronic situations. This tension relieving quality offers a pleasant warming effect that reduces spasms and allows blood to flow more easily, making them a good support for stimulating menses. *

++ It is important to note that Valerian is known to have a paradoxical effect in some folks- causing agitation instead of relaxation- make sure to try a small amount early in the day before taking it acutely. ++

Nervine. Antispasmodic. Sedative. Anxiolytic. Skeletal muscle relaxant. Hypotensive. Emmenagogue. 

+++ Not safe for nursing +++

Roots are dried in their prime, in the fall when the plants energy is descending back to the Earth. We dry at low temperatures over a long period of time in our converted shipping container used for food grade activities only. These roots are personally escorted down to Table Rock Tea Company in SC, where they have been milled to 3/8"-1/4".

On Dosage:

Every plant is as different as every person. When working with these medicines, make sure to research recommended dosages and contraindications regarding health conditions and other medications you may be taking. While some plants and people require minimal dosing to be effective, others may require more than expected. Start slow and get informed. 


*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Contraindications may exist. Consult expert medical advice before using during pregnancy. Keep out of the reach of children.