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Valerian- The Natural Alternative to Valium or (Diazepam)

Updated on March 13, 2016

Valerian-The Natural Alternative to Valium, (Diazepam)

Why use dangerous chemical infused prescription drugs or strong man-made chemical components instead of this pure natural product to relieve Stress and Anxiety.

Help lower blood pressure and improve your sleep with the natural sedative, Valerian.


Natural Resource vs. Chemical Compounds

 I'm a firm believer in utilizing  all the natural resources that God has put on this earth to aid in healing, improving and maintaining our physical and emotional health. One such natural resource that is readily available at any health food retail outlet and most pharmacies is over the counter Valerian root. Valerian is a complex plant that has a tranquilizing effect that works much the same as prescription Valium,  (Diazepam) without leaving you with that groggy feeling the next morning. "Valerian actually strengthens the the nervous system, unlike  chemical tranquilizers."


If you suffer from insomnia or other sleep disorders, try sipping on a cup of warm valerian root tea in the late evening or just before bed-time. Turn the lighting in the room low, play some relaxing music. If you prefer, read the Bible or a few pages of a good book. Thumb through a magazine that interest you. Stay away from reading the newspaper or watching news broadcasts near bedtime. Make this your time to relax. Take a few deep slow breaths and remember to exhale. :)

If you are nervous and anxious,(many of us are, especially these days) or work in a high stress atmosphere, try taking an all natural Valerian root capsule daily. Valerian relieves the symptoms of stress and anxiety. Sometimes one capsule is all that is needed.


"The alkaloids found in Valerian have a definite and marked ability to act as a hypertensive, lowering the blood pressure."

"Valerian relaxes the muscles in the digestive tract, including those in the stomach which clench up under stress and strain."

"Valerian is a natural sedative."

" Valerian root is a perennial native to Europe and Asia. It has green leaves and small white flowers. The roots are used in herbal medicine."

Valerian is available in capsule, tablet, liquid and tea bag

Valerian is non-addictive

Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.

Valerian Root Plant
Valerian Root Plant | Source


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    Becky 2 years ago from Oklahoma

    Hi Wendy, First of all let me just respond by letting you know that if you are under a doctor's care for your back problem then he must be aware of your heart problems and shallow breathing issues. If not, you must make him aware of these and any other symptoms you are experiencing. If you let him know, he just may suggest you use the natural alternative to Diazepam , Valerian . Just remember; even though Valerian is a natural root used in herbal medicine, it is still very power. Be sure to follow package directions , suggestions and warnings. Hope this helps. Thanks

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    Wendy Brooks 2 years ago

    Hiya I have been suffering really bad lower back pain and my Dr has examined me and he thinks it is muscle problems in my back he has proscribed me Diazepam, when reading the leaflet in the box about the tables it recommends against taking with tablets if you suffer from shallow breathing which I do along with other heart issues, I have not taken the tablets as it has really frightened me and I wanted to check with the hospital I'm under, do you think Valerian would help the muscles in my back or can you recommend any other healthier alternatives than Diazepam? I would really appreciate your response thank you in advance

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    novator 2 years ago from Denver

    Have you ever tried valerian for panic attacks?

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    Kimberly Schimmel 6 years ago from North Carolina, USA

    I found valerian root very helpful for PMS.

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    Becky 6 years ago from Oklahoma

    marcoujor, I'm so glad you liked the Hub. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments. You've made my day. I feel very blessed to have you as a friend.

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    Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA


    This goes right along with my holistic nursing beliefs-- I loved it in every way, just like all of your work and you!

    Voted UP and UABI-- thank you and have a lovely day, mar.

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    Becky 6 years ago from Oklahoma

    Fluffy77, I like to use as many natural things as I can. Thanks for commenting and voting.

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    Fluffy77 6 years ago from Enterprise, OR

    Love that you shared this, I have been a fan of valerian root for a few years now. Works great for me! Thanks for sharing this info. those of us with restless minds at night do appreciate it.

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    Becky 6 years ago from Oklahoma

    Cheryl, I'm glad you found this hub helpful. Thanks so much for commenting.

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    Cheryl J. 6 years ago from Houston, TX


    This is great information. Today's society is in great need of relaxation. The natural way. I will go shopping this weekend and purchase this relaxing herb. A great informative hub.

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    Becky 6 years ago from Oklahoma

    Freya, glad you can use the information. Thanks for commenting.

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Hello, Becky. Thank you for this info. ^_^ Very useful.