Valerian Root – Herbal Remedy for Depression


Although anxiety and depression are fairly common today, there is no single drug to cure all cases. Conventional help with depression is mostly a combination of medications and psychotherapy.
Depression is a wide spread disease, more and more people suffer from this unpleasant condition every day. Therefore, it is important to know how to deal with it.
there are many natural remedies which can help with depression such as Valerian Root
This sedative herb induces restful sleep, and also relaxes muscles. It is called a “nervine” in Western herbalism, which refers to its effect on the central nervous system – it helps relieve nervousness and irritability, both common components of depression. The active constituents of valerian are called valepotriates. It is best taken in capsule form, as the tea has an unpleasant odour (not unlike dirty socks).

Key symptoms valerian is used to treat include
•Anxiety; panic attacks
•Insomnia; sleep disorders
•Nervous restlessness
•Wedding nerves; exam nerves
•Fearfulness; of flying; stage fright; mild phobias
•Muscular relaxant for tension; cramps; spasms; period pain.

The herb has also found a role in treating a variety of nervous disorders in children. In one German study, an extract of valerian root was given to 120 children with a wide variety of behavioral disorders such as restlessness, sleep disorders, hyperactivity, learning disorders, bed wetting, anxiety, headache, and the habits of thumb sucking and nail biting. After three weeks of using valerian extract daily, 75 percent of the children showed marked improvement of their conditions without any toxicity or negative side effects.3

Dosage: Valerian is best taken in small frequent doses throughout the day. It is readily available in tablet or capsule form from health food stores, so follow the directions on the pack.

Valerian dried herbs can be used as a tea, tincture or loose dry herbs added to a smoothie or herbal bath.

Unlike other sedatives and drugs, valerian has none of the side effects or dependency risk that these have. Consult your health care advisor regarding the use of herbs during pregnancy. Discontinue if unusual symptoms occur.

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I have created this blog because I have an enormous passion and interest for nutrition, natural health, healing and herbal medicine. I believe in good natural whole food nutrition. I have a great knowledge of 6 years in the fields of herbal medicine and nutrition. I have been using herbal medicine and nutrition for a number of years and it has been a blessing to my health and the health of those around me. Author, writer, owner of six blogs. Lifelong animal lover also studied animal care and have had the honour to own and love a variety of pets. Fulltime mother, health care professional, blogger, multi-tasker also practising Aromatherapy, Holistic therapies and Yoga. My goal is to introduce more comprehensive ways to use nutrition and herbal medicine to allow humans and animals the benefits of all viable systems of medicine. ..... ..... And so this blog was born :-) If you have any questions feel free to email me Follow Me on twitter
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