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Frontier Natural Products, Cut & Sifted Valerian Root, 16 oz (453 g)

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  • Product Code: FRO-00670
  • UPC Code: 089836006707
  • Package Quantity: 16 oz (453 g)
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 7.5 x 5 in, 1.05 lbs (0.48 kg)
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Product Overview

  • Valeriana Officinalis
  • Herbal Supplement
  • Non-Irradiated
  • Kosher

Valerian is well known for its strong, distinct aroma, which only develops after the roots are dried. One of the most calming and deeply relaxing herbs we know of, valerian is often used in bedtime formulas and sleep pillows.

The Plant: Valerian was used for more than 2,000 years in a variety of ways -- including as a food, medicinal herb, perfume and spice. Its modern uses are related to its relaxing effects on people and animals.

Suggested Use

To use as a before-bedtime tea, it's best to make a cool-water infusion to prevent the volatile oils from escaping: Add one to two teaspoons of valerian root to one cup of room-temperature water. Cover, and let steep for eight hours.

For a hot-water infusion, steep one to two teaspoons of valerian root in one cup of hot (not boiling water). Cover, and let steep until cooled.

Because of a resistance to drinking the tea (which doesn't taste as bad as the herb smells), valerian is often taken in tincture or capsule form. Another way to enjoy the benefits of valerian is in a valerian bath. Simply make a quart of strong tea and add it to the bathwater.

Valerian is most known for its ability to promote relaxation at night. Over 200 studies, most of them in Europe, have been conducted on this characteristic of valerian root. Also notable is the lack of any reported hangover effect the next morning by those who ingest valerian at bedtime. Valerian is also used for restlessness, tight or cramping muscles, nervousness, and as a nerve tonic.

Valerian is often used in combination with other relaxing herbs, such as scullcap or lavender flowers for overall tenseness, passion flower or hops for before-bed use, and chamomile or lemon balm when tenseness is associated with the stomach.

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 tsp
Servings: About 172
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrates 2 g <1%
Dietary Fiber <1 g 4%
Calcium 98 mg 10%
Valerian, cut (root) 2.6 g **
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.

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Valerian root

Posted by 4855154469899172344 on Mar 26, 2014

I got this to use in my sons bath to see if it would help him relaxe and sleep better through the night. We only use it twice a week but it works amazing

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Posted by 5416189313779537639 on Jan 20, 2014

It's very effective for unwinding and relax, but the smell are .... um.... not easily acceptable to everyone. I accept the smell, my Chinese medicine doctor likes it but my husband say it smell disgusting.

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Not Impressed.

Posted by CindyW on Jun 25, 2013

The smell is very strange, but the taste is pretty good. I'm not sure I notice any difference yet as far as sleeping better at night, though I have read that it takes several weeks for it to finally start working. Not sure if I can get past the smell though.

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Posted by panaceaspecialist on Nov 04, 2012

Great tea as allways, but better works when you put it in cold water to soak for 8 hours. That is true way of making valerian cold extracted tea, and it works better than the one made in hot water because it preserves true benefits of the root.

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Valarian Root

Posted by Reviewer1967117 on May 28, 2012

I soak a teaspoon of this in very hot water every night for a before bedtime drink. It is very effective for unwinding.

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