According to the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, nearly 1 in 10 adults in the United States suffers from insomnia. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person is tired, but cannot fall asleep, or cannot stay asleep once they do fall asleep.
How to Use Valerian To Cure Anxiety And Insomnia
The unique composition of Valerian Root has no analogues among other medicinal plants. The roots of this plant contain about a hundred individual substances, which include essential oils, acids, alcohols, alkaloids, tannins, organic acids, saponins, glycosides, vitamins A, B and C. Due to the unbelievable content of useful substances (the area of influence on the human body is enormous) scientists have found that this plant has the ability to suppress the Central Nervous System and reduce muscle spasms. The essential oil of Valerian Root reduces anxiety and increases the functional mobility processes in the brain cortex. The healing properties of Valerian Root regulate the cardiovascular system, improve the circulatory processes, reinforce the processes of bile secretion and increases the secretion of the gastrointestinal tract. But, the main (well-known) property of this plant is, of course, antispasmodic and sedative.
Insomnia and Anxiety
Valerian Root has sedative properties that help with sleepless nights. Its a great natural alternative to sleeping pills as it doesnt cause drowsiness throughout a day. There is no standard dose of valerian. For insomnia, many studies have used between 400 milligrams and 900 milligrams of valerian up to two hours before bed. Valerian can be taken as a tea or herbal tincture or in capsules or tablets. You can take 150 mg two or three times daily to help reduce anxiety symptoms