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Valerian Root Benefits: How to Use Nature’s Wonder Root

When Hippocrates had a headache, it’s possible he enjoyed a nice steaming cup of valerian root tea. The ancient Greek physician was one of the first to describe the therapeutic benefits of valerian root. Since the early days in Greece and Rome, people sought the benefits of valerian for everything from head discomfort to heart health, nervousness, feminine issues, and

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Systematic Review of Single Plant Herbal Sleep Aids

More than 30% of US residents report not getting enough sleep. Another 25% experience occasional sleeplessness (insomnia) and low sleep quality. About 37% of respondents in a US survey had fallen asleep at least once during the day in the preceding month due to insufficient sleep; 4.7% of them, while driving or working. Influenced by a variety of genetic and

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Valerian Root for Insomnia and Anxiety

Valerian is a plant with mild sedative properties that is sold as a sleeping aid and to treat anxiety. But does it work? In the United States (U.S.), valerian dietary supplements are usually sold as sleeping aids. In Europe, people more often take them for restlessness and anxiety. There are actually over 250 valerian species, but Valeriana officinalis is the

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