Anxiety Help Reduce Anxiety With The Help Of Valerian

  • The facts about valerian
  • How valerian helps anxiety
  • How much valerian to take to help with your anxiety

The Facts About Valerian

Valerian is a common herb which grows wild all over Europe.

Valerian is a calming herb and has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient Greek times.

The unique substances found in valerian are valepotriates and valeric acid.

Valerian historically has been used for:

  • Calming Nerves
  • Reducing Tense Muscles
  • Stimulating appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Pain Relief

How Does Anxiety Reduce With The Help Of Valerian?

The unique substances valepotriates and valeric acid within valerian, helps to reduce stress by promoting the inhibitory gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) within the brain which helps to reduce anxiety.

During clinical trial, valerian was shown to:

  • Boost Low Moods
  • Help With Anxiety
  • Help With Sleep Problems
  • Help With Feeling Unsociable
  • Relieve Cramps
  • Help With IBS
  • Relieve Migraine

How Much Valerian Do You Need To Take To Help With Your Anxiety

You can take between 250 and 800mg of valerian up to three times per day.

Valerian is non addictive with little side effects, some people find they feel drowsiness so it is best not to take valerian if you are driving or using mechanical equipment.

You should not use valerian if you are pregnant or breast feeding and if you are already taking prescribed sleeping tablets.

So, to sum up?

Valerian is good at calming anxiety and aiding a good night?s sleep.

Apart from helping to prevent anxiety and aiding a good night?s sleep, valerian can also help with promoting low moods, cramps, IBS and migraine.

If you want to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and promote a good night?s sleep, it would be a good idea to take valerian supplements.

Stewart Hare C.H.Ed Dip NutTh

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By: Stewart Hare