The herb that is used to calm horses. 😄
What is valerian?
The valerian (valeriana officinalis) is a perennial plant.
Its root has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal benefits, for humans and animals.
It is in particular rich in :
- Sesquiterpenic acids.
How to use it?
The leaves are sometimes used in cooking.
However, it is mainly the roots of valerian that are taken, in the form of :
- Dried powder.
- Essential oil.
Its properties combine well with those of sunflower.
The leaves can be toxic for some people.
It is preferable to avoid their consumption in case of :
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding.
- Certain medications.
Some people are allergic to valerian.
This plant is particularly loved by joints and bones.
Valerians has been traditionally used for their effect:
For which diseases?
The roots have shown promising results in cases of :
- Sleep disorders.
- Alzheimer’s disease.
- Blood circulation disorders.
- Memory loss.
- Joint pain.
- Mood disorders.
- Menopausal disorders.
- High blood pressure.
- Type 2 diabetes.
Valerian has effects on serotonin, which helps to improve sleep.
When I feel stressed or anxious, I tend to look for external solutions, like plants.
However, these emotions are mainly caused by inner conflicts.
It is more effective in the long run to heal my emotional wounds.
I discover how to deal with my emotions.
What are the benefits of valerian?
It is mainly known for its high GABA content, which helps reduce anxiety.
It is a natural alternative to sleeping pills and anxiolytics.
However, it is wiser to solve the causes of insomnia and emotions, rather than looking for solutions to soothe myself.