- Helps to relax the body.
- Provides gentle sleep support.
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 valerian root capsules contain 410 mg per capsule. For best results it is recommended that these capsules be taken one to two hours prior to your preferred bedtime.