Gaia Herbs Valerian Root Liquid Phyto-Capsules, 60 Count
Valerian root has long been used to promote deep and restful sleep in those with occasional sleeplessness. Made from Valerian grown on Gaia's own certified organic farm, this extract delivers a guaranteed 1.8 mg of active Valerenic Acid per serving. By restoring a sense of calm and relaxation, Valerian Root supports the body in falling asleep naturally. This plant is native to Europe but was readily cultivated in North America in the early 19th century. Every eclectic medical text consulted listed this plant as a "cerebral stimulant" when used as a simple or single herb administration. It was also referenced as being a sedative, antispasmodic, nervine, and antiseptic. The Native American Cree Tribe was reported to use the indigenous species of Valerian as a chewed poultice applied topically for earaches. The preparation of the fluid extract from the rhizome was official in the United States Pharmacopeia from 1820-1936 and in the National Formulary from 1888-1946. It is still used to promote healthy sleep in many European Countries, North America, and The Soviet Union and is included in the World Health Organizations monographs on herbs as well as the German Comission E Monographs.