Valerian Root, tincture - 4oz (118.3ml)
Common names: Phu (Galen), All-Heal, Great Wild Valerian, Amantilla, Setwall, Setewale Capon's Tail, Set-Well, English Valerian, Belgian Valerian, Common Valerian, German Valerian, Heliotrope, Garden Heliotrope, Fragrant Valerian, Vandal Root, Amantilla, Capon's TailPlant Description: Valerian is a common perennial root found in moist situations throughout Europe and north to the Arctic Circle; however, it can also be found in dry, elevated ground. Found further south, the plants are generally smaller with narrower leaves. Valerian grows to be about 3-4 feet tall. The roots merge into a short, conical root-stock or erect rhizome. The rootstock is short, giving off a tuft of long creeping runners. Its erect, fluted stem shoots out from the root. The leaves of the Valerian are pinnate with 7-21 lanceolate segments somewhat serrated and slightly hairy. The leaves are more infrequent and opposite higher up the stem. Leaflets are generally from six to 10 pairs and usually 2-3 inches long. The upper surface has strong veins, while the underneath is a pale green covered with short, soft hairs. Valerian blooms from June to September with tubular, funnel-shaped flowers with five equal lobes. They are a soft pink or white tinged with pink color. The fruit of Valerian is a capsule containing one oblong seed.
Dosage: 20-40 drops in water or juice, 2-3 times daily or as needed. Shake well before using.
Cautions & Interactions: Keep out of reach of children.Efficacy Studies & Other Clinical Data:
- Clinical Studies Valerian Root
- Forschung Kommite Clinical Studies on Valerian
- American Health Consultants - Valerian Root for Insomnia
- "Comparative study for assessing quality of life of patients with exogenous sleep disorders treated with a hops-valarian preparation and a benzodiazepine drug"
- Suite 101.com Health - Valerian
- Information on Valerian Root
- "Emory Researchers Test the Effects of Valerian Root on Sleep Disturbances in Parkinson's Patients"
- GNC Health Concerns - Insomnia and Valerian