Organic Cut & Sifted Valerian Root 100gm

Organic Cut & Sifted Valerian Root 100gm

Organic Cut & Sifted Valerian Root 100gm

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Organic Valerian Root is commonly used in bedtime teas, sleep pillows, soups, ointments, and skincare products. It can also be used for foot soaks and baths. Its bittersweet taste makes it a flexible ingredient for many hot beverages and dishes.

Regarded as both safe and effective for occasional use for insomnia in pregnancy, Valerian is milder than prescription sleeping pills but considered more powerful than other herbs that have sedative effects, such as hops or skullcap.  Neither animal studies nor case reports in human subjects have shown ill effects of valerian in pregnancy, even at relatively high doses. One mouse study reported lower zinc levels in the brains of fetal mice exposed to valerian, but concluded that valerian had no adverse effect on fetal brain size or weight.

USE

Pour 1 cup of boiling water over a table spoon of Valerian. Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes, strain and drink before bedtime. Using a coffee plunger to prepare the tea in can be helpful.

WARNING

Caution is advise during use of barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and other sedative drugs, as valerian has been speculated to potentiate the effects of some sedatives.


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