Valerian root tea is made from the Valerian plant (Valeriana officianalis).It is a flowering plant that has been used for traditional medical applications for thousands of years. More specifically, the root of this plant is often dried and used in these remedies due to the high concentration of valerenic acid, flavanones, alkaloids, and sesquiterpenes. These powerful active ingredients have a number of anxiolytic, sedative and anti-spasmodic properties that make this herbal tea so widely used around the world.
One of the most popular uses of valerian root is for reducing anxiety and stress. It has natural soothing and sedative qualities, due to some of the volatile acids and oils in the root, helping people calm down and focus, rather than feeling overwhelmed. It can also provide mental clarity and eliminate feelings of depression.
As a tea, Valerian root is known to assist people suffering from sleep disorders such as insomnia, or constantly interrupted sleep patterns.
Women know that menstrual cramps can be extremely painful, but a cup of valerian root tea has anti-spasmodic and sedative qualities, meaning that it can easily eliminate those symptoms and provide relief during . It can also soothe the mood and rebalance hormones that may be causing irritability or anxiety during your period.