Valerian is an herb that has been used in traditional medicine for years that is mostly used to take care of illnesses like anxiety, stress, mild muscle/joint pain and it also helps to boost a better nights sleep. The medicine is made from the root of the plant.
I started drinking Valerian tea before bed for the reason that it has a tendency to get worse occasionally through the night to assist with my stress, so if I'm feeling especially stressed or worried I will have a cup.
Adults: One sachet one hour before going to bed. Not suggested for children.
There is a warning on this particular tea which is:
Warning: Do not drive or use machines if changed. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
This tea has the same effect as valium, so I always have this tea a couple of days in a row before I fly to aid with my flying stress. Happily I don't drive so I am able to have this before the airport without worrying about becoming overly drowsy to drive.
What Does It Taste Like?
First thing, I'm not going to lie about the smell. As soon as I smelt a valerian tea bag for the initial time I couldn't believe how much it stank of feet! When you presume it is going to smell pleasant but in fact it makes you PHWOAR because the taste is nothing like the odor thank god, it can be a real put off, but hang in there.
Valerian tea tastes pleasant compared to it is stench, if you can not hack the flavor attempt and put a teaspoon of honey into it and then try and wean yourself off the honey.
You can either buy the the genuine valerian root or tea bags, scroll to the bottom and click the link to buy valerian root.
Benefits Of Valerian Tea
1 - Valerian tea helps to relax the central nervous system.
2 - by minimising the time it takes to fall asleep and also enables us to have undisrupted sleep, It helps to encourage a better nights kip.
3 - It can reduce the consequences of anxiety by having a sedative effect on the body, this is because it can reduce reaction times, why it's advised not to drive or operate machinery after drinking this tea.
4 - It can help to lessen muscle cramps.