Valerian Root Powder

Herbs: Valerian Root - Powder

Common Names: Valerian, setwell, capon’s tail
Latin Name: Valeriana officinalis
Origin: Bulgaria

Excerpts from The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook

Above ground, this plant is attractive physically and aromatically, with fern-like leaves and fragrant pinkish or white flowers. But below the surface, where the medicine lies, are roots with an earthy, disagreeable smell and taste. The Greeks, beginning with Hippocrates, used valerian roots to help them fall asleep, an application that still holds up under scientific scrutiny.

Excerpts from The How to Herb Book

Valerian root powder is a powerful, effective antispasmodic. It quiets, calms, and has a healing effect on the nervous system. Valerian root is a marvelous weapon against stress and nerves.

  • Promotes sleep if taken at night. Has no narcotic effect.
  • Relieves pain.
  • Good to normalize heart palpitations, slows action of heart while strengthening it. Good for circulatory system.
  • Stimulates secretion and peristaltic action of stomach and intestines.
  • Anti-flatulent (gas) for adults and infants.

Customer Reviews

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What's the required amount of powder
by Rosemarie on Mar 24, 2014

Hi ,I bought valerian root powder from you but I'm not sure of the amount I should consume , could you enlighten me as the amount of powder that is safe to be taken at night please. Thank you.

    Re: What's the required amount of powder
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 2, 2014

    The "Nutritional Herbology" has a recommended amount of 1 to 2 teaspoons of the root cut. But it is best to do your own research to find the right amount for your own body. Thanks!

by Nicole on Feb 15, 2014

Is Valerian Root safe to take while nursing? Is it safe to take for long periods of time?

    Re: Question
    by Bulk Herb Store on Feb 17, 2014

    Hello, in our opinion it isn't wise to take the Valerian while nursing, however, we do recommend that if you have any questions, please contact your pediatrician or midwife. Thanks!

powder vs. root
by Joy H. on Jun 8, 2013

When making an adult snooze tincture, is it best to use valerian root powder or cut valerian root? Thank you!

    Re: powder vs. root
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jun 11, 2013

    I would go with the cut as the powder would be more difficult to strain out.

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