valerian root flower

Have You Tried Valerian Root Sleep Aid ?

valerian root flower

I suspect that at some point in our lives, we might be victims of very little sleep or not being able to sleep – and Valerian root sleep aid comes to the rescue or does it? Let’s look at Valerian root and see what healing powers it might possess.

I suspect that at some point in our lives, we might be victims of very little sleep or not being able to sleep - and #Valerian_root_sleep_aid comes to the rescue or does it? Click To Tweet

What Is Valerian Root

Valerian root is a herb which is indigenous to Europe and certain parts of Asia, and it also grows In North America.

A few other names that it can be referred to are: ‘Indian Valerian, Mexican Valerian, Pacific Valerian, Rhizome de Valériane, Tagar, Tagar-Ganthoda, Tagara, Valeriana, Valeriana angustifolia, Valeriana edulis, Valeriana fauriei, Valeriana jatamansii, Valeriana officinalis.’[1]

How Does It Work?

a picture of the brain using valerian root sleep aid

Valerian root sleep aid seems to act like a sedative on the brain and nervous system. The herb can be found in various forms:

The Uses Of Valerian Root

Here are a few possible issues that you can use Valerian root for. There are some cases where there is not enough clinical/documented evidence but somehow, people still ‘swear by it’. It is often used:

  • To help insomnia and other sleep-related disorders.
  • It is ingested to treat anxiety and psychological stress – even though there is very little documentation to that effect.
  • It can also be used as food flavoring and in beverages with the extracted oil from the plant.
  • Help with menopausal symptoms. ‘Research shows that taking 675-1060 mg of Valerian root daily for 8 weeks can reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes in postmenopausal women.’
  • Stress reduction – I personally know someone who is ‘big’ into alternative medicine/alternatives and he ‘swears’ by Valerian root. He says it helps to keep him calm and he takes it religiously. Now, I have to agree with him. When he has not taken it for a few days, he is ‘uber-hyper’ and noticeably different in character.
  • Relief of headaches and join pains.
  • Can be used as a muscle relaxant.
  • Aids with stomach digestion.

Of course, a lot of times, this herb is used in conjunction with other herbs and it is the synergy of each herb that also helps to make a difference. It is often combined with lemon balm leaf extract, St. John’s Wort, and hops, to name a few.

How To Use

The dosage should be regulated by a medical counsel. It depends on the issue being treated, the person’s weight, tolerance level, and the frequency.

Possible Side Effects

Even though Valerian root is a natural herb, there can be side effects or possible allergies as a result of its use. The more common side effects seen:

  • Sluggishness
  • Upset stomach
  • Headache
  • Insomnia – yes, as controversial as this might seem, it does the opposite for some people
  • Heart discomfort

Naturally, before taking any medication, one should always check with a medical counsel. The dosage is so important because this will determine the help or the compounding of the issue that you might be trying to relieve.

Just recently, I have come across a sleep spray using #Melatonin and #Valerian_Root in its ingredients. I will be trying it out. You can find more information HERE


My Final Thoughts On Valerian Root Sleep Aid

Naturally, using gifts from Mother Nature will certainly be much better that chemical counterparts, however, one still has to be aware of the pros and the cons.

The information provided in this article is not meant to be taken as medical advice but is purely for informational purposes. It is assumed that you will also do your due diligence before starting any medication – natural or otherwise.

I wish you abundant health.




Images courtesy of Pixabay.

You can put your thoughts on paper but learning how to build your own blog is something different. If you have the right training it is not that difficult.

When you learn how to build your own blog you get to choose the things that you write about. You can also use the blog to make extra income. Here is where I learned how to build my own blog and connect with people who helped me along the way.

Click Here and see what it is all about!

4 thoughts to “Have You Tried Valerian Root Sleep Aid ?

  • Alisha

    Seeing as how I have recently started having trouble sleeping, this is a fantastic and really perfect timing for me to stumble upon. There seems to be fantastic information here. I know this Valerian Root is something I will have to try for myself. I like that you do list the side effects as well of course they are different for everyone but definitely worth a try.

    • Michelle

      Hello Alisha,

      I am so glad that you found some value in this article. Yes, Valerian root has been around for some time but like some things, it is ‘well-kept secret’…but things and times are changing…lol.

      Please check with your medical counsel and I hope it helps you as well. Another suggestion is the sleep spray by CTFO…you can see my review here.

      All the best.


  • Daniel

    I must say that this article will help me a lot because I have problems with sleeping. I am often waking up at night and I don’t know what could be a reason to this. I heard that Valerian is good for health but I did not know that it has such benefits for human body. I will definitely order this plant and I hope that it will solve my problem.

    • Michelle

      Hello Daniel,

      I hope that this will be a source of sleep aid for you. Of course, please check with your medical counsel before starting any medication – natural or chemically enhanced. Also, you might want to check out CTFO’s sleep spray – you can read my review HERE.

      Glad the article provided some useful information for you.

      All the best.



Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Content is protected !!