Herbs - Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

Clinical studies have shown that valerian helps with the following symptoms:


sleep disorders

Nervousness and restlessness

lowers blood pressure


How valerian works: In the root the valerians has essential oils that have a calming effect on the body. The substances in the valerian root interact with the nerve cells. Specifically, the substances have an effect on the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). This creates a relaxing and relaxing effect, but not immediately, but only with regular intake.


Valerian can also bring about an improvement in the following complaints:


stomach problems


test anxiety

irritability revision

lack of concentration


Effect of the effect: The effect of valerian does not unfold immediately. It may take a few days to four weeks for you to feel an effect.


Despite the scientifically proven effect, you should never take valerian without cause and always with care.

Since long-term studies are lacking, it is advisable to use the herb without consulting a doctor for no longer than six weeks in a row.


Valerian can also cause side effects, albeit rarely. This includes:


a headache




The effect of tranquilizers and sleeping pills can also be enhanced by valerian. To avoid interactions, you should not take any other medication. This also applies to alcohol - here it can lead to side effects. An addictive danger does not exist with valerian however.


For magical work it is assoc''iated to the plantes Venus and Mars. But more to Mars, than to Venus. 

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