Almost 1 of 10 adults in the United States suffers from insomnia, according to the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. As you may know, insomnia is a sleep disorder that happens when a person is tired, but cannot fall asleep, or maybe cannot stay asleep once they do fall asleep.
Use valerian to cure insomnia and anxiety
The unique composition of Valerian Root has no parallel among other medicinal herbs and plants. The root of the Valerian contains near hundred individual substances that include acids, essential oils, alkaloids, alcohols, organic acids, tannins, glycosides, saponins, vitamins C, A and B. Due to the amazing content of useful substances, scientists have found that the valerian is able to reduce the muscle spasms and to suppress the Central Nervous System. The essential oil of Valerian Root increases the functional mobility process in the brain cortex and reduces the anxiety. The healing properties of this root improve the circulatory processes, regulate the cardiovascular system, increases the secretion of the gastrointestinal tract and reinforce the processes of bile secretion. But the main and well-known property of the valerian is sedative and antispasmodic.
Anxiety and Insomnia
Valerian Root has sedative properties and it can help with those sleepless nights. This root is a great natural alternative to sleeping pills because it doesn’t cause drowsiness throughout a day. There is no standard dose of this herb. Many studies, for insomnia have used between 400 – 900 milligrams of the valerian up to 2 hours before going to bed. The Valerian can be taken as herbal tincture or tea or tablets or in capsules. You can take 150 mg 2 or 3 times daily in order to reduce anxiety symptoms.