Valerian Root Tincture
Valerian root is known as Nature’s Valium. An ideal natural remedy for anxiety, stress and sleeplessness.
Start with small doses eg. 1 dropper or 1/4 teaspoon and increase to 4 dropper full (4 ml or 1 teaspoon) as needed.
The dropper included looks 1/2 full when fully squeezed and equals approx 1/4 TEASPOON.
Shake before use and add to water or liquid of your choice.
CAUTION: May cause drowsiness! Do not drive or operate machinery.
Valerian has received attention for its interaction with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a chemical messenger that helps regulate nerve impulses in your brain and nervous system.
Researchers have shown that low GABA levels related to acute and chronic stress are linked to anxiety and low-quality sleep.
Valerenic acid has been found to inhibit the breakdown of GABA in the brain, resulting in feelings of calmness and tranquility. This is the same way anti-anxiety medications like Valium and Xanax work.
Valerian root also contains the antioxidants hesperidin and linarin, which appear to have sedative and sleep-enhancing properties.
Many of these compounds may inhibit excessive activity in the amygdala, a part of the brain that processes fear and strong emotional responses to stress.