Helps to normalise and promote sleep.
Valerian is a perennial plant of the Valerianaceae family, also known as "Catnip". Its name comes from the Latin "valere", meaning "to be well". It also has an unpleasant smell, which is characteristic of its natural purity. The active part of this plant is the root, which contains essential oils (monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes and, of greater physiological importance, sesquiterpene acids, including valerenic acid). It also contains other substances such as GABA, glutamine, arginine and some alkaloids.
Traditionally, valerian has been used as a sedative and sleep inducer. Valerenic acid has a spasmolytic and muscle-relaxant action. In addition, together with other related sesquiterpenes, it has a sedative effect linked to inhibition of GABA catabolism.
- Tension, anxiety and irritability.
- Moderate insomnia of nervous origin.
- Gastrointestinal spasms of nervous origin.