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Health Benefits of Valerian Root Tea

Updated on April 2, 2015

Health Benefits of Valerian Root Tea

A vernacular saying goes like this: ‘When a person falls ill, they realize the importance of health’. If we dwell on this saying, it hits. It is true how a person can only realize the importance of a healthy life when it has been snatched away from them. Of what use is living if a person has to wake up in pain, drag himself throughout the day and find no relief at all. Coughing, sneezing, fighting the disease, human beings lose focus and control with fading health. This is why health is known to be wealth. It is because a fit person can only fight for survival while the one unable to survive due to illness is already dead.

Food carries nutrition. However, not all kinds of food items carry nutritive value. Some destroy the immune system while some cause irreparable damage. Nonetheless, some food items are highly nourishing. Valerian root tea is one such eatable. Health benefits of valerian root tea are endless. This article will look into the myriad benefits that must be taken advantage of for a great and fit life.


Valeriana officinalis
Valeriana officinalis | Source

Valerian Tea


What is the valerian root tea? It was a medicine tea that was prescribed by Hippocrates to his patients who had trouble sleeping. This drug was prescribed due to its rich and pleasant aroma which was used in perfumes. However, due to the changing times and the receptor developments, the original smell of the tea is not identified anymore.

The valerian root tea was invented for the basic goal of curing digestive troubles. Now, it is being used to deal with insomnia. Sleeplessness issues have persisted for long now. While tea has been commonly associated with keeping a person alert, valerian root tea induces sleep. U.S military used this drug as a ‘shell shock’ from 1820 to 1936. This drug aims to induce occasional sleep and even used for chronic sleep related problems. How does this drug relief insomnia? This drug actually works as a relaxant allowing the person a restful sleep. It is recommended by most physicians to use this drug 45 minutes before retiring to bed. This is because this tea will ensure maximum effective results.

Valerian Herbal Print

Valeriana officinalis
Valeriana officinalis | Source

Valerian Roots

Dried Valerian roots
Dried Valerian roots | Source

Using Valerian Root tea

Valerian root tea is more of a herbal treatment instead of a medical one. Studies conducted on animals revealed that this drug has properties similar to benzodiazepines in that both act as anti-depressant drugs. Without impairing the psychological skills much, the drug can be used as a mild hypnotic for patients suffering from lack of sleep.

Apart from curing sleep related problems, Valeria root tea, being a relaxant, helps calm down irritable bowel movement. The relaxing property can also help in calming depressive symptoms in persons. Nevertheless, over consumption of this tea will induce sever diarrhea thus the limits must be placed in order to avoid difficult times later.

Women can use this drug to get rid of bodily cramps during their menstruation days.

The drug does not merely work effectively on humans; it does wonders to animal conditions too. Since this herb is remarked as a calming herb, this is used as an alternative solution to chemical tranquilizers to prevent the animals from reacting violently during aggressive situations.

If there are social anxiety disorder sufferers, then doctors are now recommending this drug to them in order to stimulate a relaxing state.

Valerian root tea hails from China and has become quite popular nowadays with a large number of people becoming its consumers. Even while the tea is being researched about and its health benefits are sought continuously, it is vital to point out that the tea cannot be used by everyone. There is an excluding category of people who should abstain from valerian root tea.

Liver disease sufferers must refrain from valerian root tea as this could aggravate their condition. Pregnant mothers will harm the developing fetus if they consume valerian tea in harsh amounts. Even those who are consuming some other medications must first consult their doctors instead of self-prescribing the drug.

The herbal legacy labels this drug as a ‘relaxant and calm inducing drug’. Thus, whether it is stomach constipation, anxiety, pain, depressive symptoms or other possible conditions that deteriorate the health and leave you in a restless state, this tea will never disappoint. It does wonders to the human body only if the dosage is kept to a minimum.

For a healthy lifestyle, the addition of valerian root tea would act like an icing on the cake. You will be healthy without it, but with it, you will look good!

Tea Mastery - a relaxing herbal tea blend With Valerian


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    • shai77 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Agreed, valerian root is definitely an aquired taste-- and an acquired smell (smells like feet!). But so good for you, it's worth getting used to taking it. A little honey and holding your nose is recommended.

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      I believe in herbal supplements and tea is an awesome way. I haven't quite developed a taste for valerian root but I appreciate it's properties.

      Informative, well-written piece. Voted UP and UI. Thanks, Maria


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