According to Richard Whelan, Medical Herbalist, The main use of Valerian in in recent times has focused on improving sleep but it is also widely used for nervousness, anxiety, cramps and headaches. Valerian is ‘one of Nature’s gentlest, non-toxic, non-addictive tranquilisers. It favourably influences the central nervous system, acting as a natural relaxant to the higher nerve centres.
Substances in Valerian called valepotriates have been shown in experimental models to improve co-ordination, relax muscle tissue and decrease anxiety.
Richard notes, people initially start paying back their ‘sleep-debt’ they almost always feel more tired overall as their bodies move from their previous edgy ‘up’ adrenalised state into one that is more relaxed. He states not be put off, if this happens to you. It is not only a very good sign it means that your system is going into a deep healing process that you will soon come out of in much better health than you were before, hang in there!
Since valerian tea has sedative properties, you may feel drowsiness, therefore, do not combine this drink with alcoholic beverages or with other pills or medications that promote sleep or muscle relaxation.
Note that the amount of Valerian root is of low concentration in the Anxiety | Wainuku synergy, just enough to work its magic.
Ora Well recommends that you check with your healthcare practitioner before taking Tisanes if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking medications, heading to surgery. Keep out of reach of children and do not administer to children without your health providers advice.