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Valerian Root

  • Valerian is given for its nerve and tension-relieving properties. Response may vary to the action of this herb according to the dose and individual temperaments. Not taken in high doses for long periods on its own. Excitability, headache and such symptoms are a sign to reduce the dosage or use another herb; such idiosyncrasies at lower doses are rare, however; especially for extracts prepared from the fresh root. Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, excitability. Phobias, paranoia, etc. (acute episodes). Hyperactive child (acute). Seizures, spasm, tremors. Neurocardiac syndrome, angina. Nervous depression from chronic stress, worry. Nervous tension in PMS, menstrual cycle, menopause. Tension headache. General pain relief. Traditional use for eyesight.
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Product Description

Valerian Root 

Organically Grown USA 

Also Known As – Valeriana officinalis, Common Valerian, European Valerian, Valeriana and Allheal.

Overview - Valerian is a hardy perennial plant native to Europe and parts of Asia. It has been introduced to North America and other parts of the world. It blooms from June to September with pink or white fragrant flowers. When used in cut flowers, the scent can be overpowering. It has been used since the days of ancient Greece and Rome. In the 16th century, the herb was used as a perfume. During World War II, it was used in England to ease the stresses of air raids.

Medicinal Uses – Valerian is used most commonly as a sleeping aid for insomnia. It is also used frequently for anxiety. With its sedative qualities, it is often used for neuralgic pain, hypochrondriasis and nervous unrest. It can address nervous overstrain of the system. Some use it to strengthen the eyes.

  • It has some slight influence on the circulatory system. It slows the heart and increases its force. Due to this it is sometimes used for cardiac palpitations. It is sometimes used for gastrointestinal pain and irritable bowel syndrome. It has also been used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Parts Used – The root contains the medicinal properties of the valerian plant.

Precautions - Children and pregnant and nursing women should not use valerian and other anxiety or insomnia medications should not be combined with this herb. Side effects may include dizziness, headache, itchiness, daytime drowsiness, stomach upset, vivid dreams and dry mouth.

  • Valerian may interact with other sleep aids or anxiety drugs. It may also interact with other sedative herbs like catnip and hops. Valerian is broken down in the liver, so it could possibly interfere with other medications that are broken down by the same liver enzymes like allergy medications, cholesterol medications, cancer drugs or antifungal drugs.

Preparation and Dosage - The herb can be found in capsules, herbal teas, tablets, and liquid tinctures/extracts. Follow the directions on the label carefully and watch for side effects.

Disclaimer - These products are not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or the advice of a physician or another medical professional. Actual results may vary among users. Mountain Maus Remedies LLC makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information contributed by outside product review submissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. The information and statements regarding the dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your health care provider. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you should work with your health care provider before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen, including augmenting your regimen with any herb or dietary supplements. Do not attempt to self-diagnose any disease or ailment based on the reviews and do not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Proper medical care is critical to good health. If you have a health concern or suspect you have an undiagnosed sign or symptom, please consult a physician or health care practitioner. 

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  1. Will love their products 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jul 2017

    Can't say enough !! One of my favorite shops !!

  2. smells nice! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2016

    Will be using it to make sleep teas at bedtime :)

  3. Great quality! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jul 2015

    This is by far the best Valerian root I have ever purchased online. The freshness is amazing compared to other websites and believe me I have shopped all over trying to find a good vendor for Valerian root. You can definitely tell they were harvested this year and have not been sitting on a shelf drying waiting for some sap to purchase old dried roots! Thank You Mountain Maus for providing a fresh dried root for purchase.

  4. Will definitely be ordering again soon! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th May 2015

    Fast shipping and love the dark packaging! Will definitely be ordering again soon!

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