Valerian is a flowering plant that has been used in wellness practices for centuries. The roots of the plant are nutritionally dense, which has made it a beneficial herb. Today, you can enjoy Piping Rock's quality Valerian product selection, that includes:
Valerian Root Supplement 120 Capsules: A high potency supplement that delivers 1200 mg of Valerian per serving.
Valerian Root pure Essential Oil 1/2 fl oz (15 mL) Dropper Bottle: Breathe in the musky and slightly sweet aroma of Valerian Root with this pure essential oil.
Valerian Root Liquid Extract 2 fl oz (59 mL) Dropper Bottle: Enjoy the benefits of Valerian Root in a quick, easy-to-use liquid form.
What is Valerian?
A small flowering plant with nutrient-dense roots, valerian has a strong wellness pedigree that stretches all the way back to around 400 B.C. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates first described using the herb, while the renowned Roman surgeon Galen suggested its use for sleep problems as early as the 2nd century. Folk wellness uses of valerian eventually caught on, and the prepared root has enjoyed widespread use throughout Europe since the 16th century. The herb has been extensively researched for its relaxing effects over the past 50 years.**
Today, valerian is one of the most popular and highly regarded natural herbs for easing nervousness, stress and tension, instead supporting a calm and tranquil state of mind. The herb is perhaps most famous for supporting healthy sleep patterns, and is especially notable for accelerating the onset of sleep. These sleep benefits may be traced back to the herb’s gently sedating, muscle-relaxing properties.**
Experts are still unsure about exactly how valerian works on the body, but research suggests that it may prolong the presence of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), a “calming” chemical found in the brain. Scientists consider valerenic acid to be the herb’s active ingredient that is most responsible for its relaxing effects. However, researchers also point out that the herb has 150 different natural compounds that may work together to influence the nervous system and muscles.**
Valerian is often found in calming supplements along with other relaxing herbs, such as Hops and Passion Flower. On its own, the herb is available as a dried, ground powder in capsules or tablets, as a tincture, or in teas. Some supplements are standardized to contain 4% valerenic acid.**
Piping Rock's Valerian Supplements
Piping Rock now offers this floral extract in various supplement forms. Add capsules or liquid extracts to your supplement routine or bask in the scent of sweet flowers with our pure essential oil. Piping Rock's Calm Caps feature Valerian Root with accompanying botanicals like Hops Flower, Chamomile and Passion Flower in one synergistic formula! Discover the beauty of this extract today and other similar florals at an incredible value with any of our support formulas.