Valerian is a herb for tranquilizers.
This is one of the oldest and still the most popular herbs used for the treatment of many diseases and nervous disorders.
This herb comes from Europe, can be found in forests, on wet meadows, and with a little care and can be grown.
It grows to a height of 1.5 m, has small white or pale pink flowers, not particularly pleasant aroma and medicinal plant part is the root of which is removed in the spring and fall.
The healing properties of valerian are numerous but nevertheless convincingly emphasize its sedative effect.
So, the root of this herb is especially recommended for the suppression of nervous tension, anxiety, irritability, and insomnia.
Extremely good results are obtained with insomnia caused by anxiety and stress.
Also, for nerve diseases helps with nervous headaches, hypochondria, and hysteria.
Eliminates increases in heart rate associated with a feeling of chest tightness and fear.
It is also used as a compliment to the treatment of epilepsy, but not as a primary remedy.
Valerian with his benefits does not cause addiction
This herb is recommended for the treatment of addictions and is particularly useful in smoking cessation.
The tea of valerian makes it otherwise unpleasant smell of cigarette smoke is even more unpleasant, even hardened smokers who are accustomed to it.
In addition, people who have decided to get rid of these bad habits helps to cope with feelings of tension and uncertainty in the period of withdrawal.
One of the major benefits of valerian, unlike many other tranquilizers, that does not cause addiction.
Besides being extremely soothed and relaxes the nerves, valerian has other medicinal powers:
– Relieves migraine
– Relaxes muscle spasms and stomach
– Acts as an analgesic but helps with menstrual pain
– Alleviates the symptoms of asthma
– Lowers high blood pressure.
On the market, valerian may be purchased in the form of drops, oils, tablets, capsules and tea.
It is understood that it is necessary to adhere to the prescribed dosage instructions and method of use.
Tea of valerian
Tea of valerian is prepared so that one little spoon of this plant is poured with 2 dl of boiling water and after 5 minutes decant it.
The recommended daily dose is 2-3 cups a day, of which required one night, half an hour before bedtime, which is ideal for the treatment of insomnia.
Given that this plant is a bit smelly tea can be done in combination with other aromatic plants.
You should also know that valerian has enough strong sedative effect.
Therefore, this herb should not be used with other plants of similar effect.
Also, you should not use it in combination with synthetic tranquilizers.
NOTE: It is recommended that after three weeks of use valerian have a break, in order not to the manifestation of possible side effects such as:
This plant is not for children and pregnant women.