- Helps promote restful sleep.
- Supports the nervous system.
Valerian root is named for the Latin word valere, or “to be in good health.” This herb has been used for many years as a support for the nervous system. The root is the part of the plant that is used to promote restful sleep and relaxation. It may also be used to decrease the effects of stress and anxiety. Sometimes you will find valerian in blended supplements that may also contain other nervous system supporting herbs like passion flower and St. John’s Wort.
Valerian root makes an ideal sleep aid because it is not addictive and therefore will not cause physical or mental dependence. In addition, it does not cause a groggy feeling the morning after taking it like many prescription and over the counter sleep aids do. Nature’s Sunshine time release valerian root capsules contain 500 mg of time release valerian per capsule. For best results it is recommended that these capsules be taken one to two hours prior to your preferred bedtime. These time release capsules ensure that a steady supply of valerian root is delivered to the nervous system over a period of six to eight hours.