The modern day therapeutic use for valerian stems from traditional Greek medicine which was originally documented by Hippocrates (ca. 460-377 B.C.E.) and later by Dioscorides (first century), author of the De Materia Medica. During World War I, Europeans afflicted with "overwrought nerves" from artillery, frequently took valerian. It is considered nature's most powerful sedative and is included in many over-the-counter sleeping drugs. Unlike some of its chemical counterparts, valerian is non-habit-forming and enables a person to wake up feeling refreshed.
Valerian, a clinically-proven sleeping aid, has been traditionally used in western herbal medicine as a reliable sedative for centuries to relieve nervous unrest, excitement, tenseness, restlessness, irritability and anxiety-induced sleep disorders. Studies have shown that valerian not only shortens the time taken to get to sleep and improves sleep quality. It is non-habit-forming without strong sedative or hypnotic effects. Relieves or reduces the risk of muscular cramps/spasms.
Adults and children over 12 only:
As a sleeping aid - take one capsule in the afternoon and 30 minutes before retiring.
As a sedative - take two to four capsules daily.
Use only as directed.
If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare practitioner.
Not suitable during pregnancy and lactation.
May cause drowsiness.
Interaction with Other Medication
Medical advice is recommended if taking other sedatives.
Each capsule contains standardised extract equivalent to dried Valeriana officinalis root & rhiz. & stolon 1.5 g (1500 mg) equivalent to valerenic acids calculated as hydroxy/acetoxyvalerenic acid and valerenic acid 2.4 mg.
Features / Benefits
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
- Easy-to-swallow capsules.
- 100% vegetable capsule shell.
- Two tamper-evident layers.
- Free from preservatives, artificial colours, caffeine, yeast, gluten, sugars, alcohol and lactose.
- Manufactured to strict pharmaceutical standards and listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).