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Valerian Root Extract

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Valerian Root is an all natural herb that has been traditionally used as a natural sedative and to promote a restful night's sleep. Only Natural Valerian Root Extract is free of yeast, corn, wheat, gluten, milk, sugar, starch, preservatives, artificial flavor & color.

How It Works

Valerian root contains many different constituents, including volatile oils that appear to contribute to the sedating properties of the herb. Central nervous system sedation is regulated by receptors in the brain known as GABA-A receptors. According to test tube studies, valerian may weakly bind to these receptors to exert a sedating action. This might explain why valerian may help some people deal with stress more effectively.

Double-blind trials have found that valerian is an effective treatment for people with mild to moderately severe insomnia. Generally, valerian makes sleep more restful as well as making the transition to sleep easier, but does not tend to increase total time slept, according to these studies. Two trials have also found that a combination with lemon balm is effective in improving quality of sleep and in treating insomnia.

How to Use It

For insomnia, some doctors suggest 300-500 mg of a concentrated valerian root herbal extract (standardized to at least 0.5% volatile oils) in capsules or tablets 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime. Non-standardized dried root products, 1.5 to 2 grams 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime, may also be used. As an alcohol-based tincture, 5 ml can be taken before bedtime. Combination products with lemon balm, hops, passion flower, and scullcap can also be used.

About Only Natural, Inc.

Only Natural, Inc. was established in 1986 by their founder, Robert B. LoMacchio and has enjoyed 25 years of success and growth. Only Naturals specializes in selling unique vitamins and herbal supplements. Robert was inspired to establish Only Natural in the back of his health food store in the interest of satisfying a need to maintain optimal health. From its humble beginnings to its current state, Only Natural has remained true to its philosophy of producing the highest quality of supplements available by using the finest raw materials, amber glass bottles and double safety seals. Only Natural's reputation has the highest standard for producing superior products, unique formulations and innovative new supplements.

* [1] Note: Unless otherwise noted, this product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our natural products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.