Anxiety & Insomnia
Valerian root extract & Essential Oils of Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Lavender & Cedarwood
15ml Diffuser blend of pure essential Oils
15ml Roll on bottle (60% Essential Oil & 40% Fractionated coconut oil)
50ml Spray bottle (15ml Essential oils in a Sandalwood Infused water)
125ml Spray bottle (15ml Essential oils in a Sandalwood Infused water)
Essential Oil blends- AI (Anxiety & Insomnia)
Do you suffer from insomnia or are you just sick and tired of not getting a decent night’s sleep? Did you know that there’s an herb that has been used to ease insomnia, anxiety and nervous restlessness since the second century A.D.? This natural and herbal sleep aid is called valerian root.
Valerian root is widely used and respected by the general population and physicians for its sedative effects and anti-anxiety capabilities.
You may have even had valerian root before and not even realized it. It’s very common for valerian root to be included in sleep-promoting tea blends, but it doesn’t just offer a solid night’s sleep — it’s also amazing at naturally calming anxiety and can even lower blood pressure, among other tremendous benefits.
5 Valerian Root Health Benefits
1. Naturally Aids Sleep
Studies show that valerian reduces the time it takes to fall asleep and improves sleep quality, so if you can’t sleep, it may be just what you’re looking for. Unlike many prescription sleeping pills, valerian has fewer side effects and is a lot less likely to result in morning drowsiness.
In one double-blind study conducted by the Foellinge Health Center in Sweden, the effects of valerian on poor sleep were significant. Of the study participants, 44 percent reported perfect sleep while 89 percent reported improved sleep when taking valerian root. In addition, no side effects were observed for this group.
Valerian root is often combined with other sedating herbs, to treat insomnia. In one study of children with minor sleep problems published in Phytomedicine, 81 percent of those who took an herbal combination of valerian and lavender reported sleeping much better than those who took a placebo.
How does valerian root help you sleep so well? Valerian contains a chemical called linarin, which creates a sedative effect. Valerian extract can cause sedation by increasing your brain’s GABA level. Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA ) is an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. In large enough quantities it can cause a sedative effect, calming nervous activity.
Results from an in vitro study suggest that valerian extract may cause GABA to be released from brain nerve endings and then block GABA from being taken back into nerve cells. In addition, valerian’s valerenic acid inhibits an enzyme that destroys GABA, another way that valerian can improve your GABA levels and promote a great night’s rest.
2. Calms Anxiety
Scientists have found that valerian root increases the amount of a chemical called gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA helps regulate nerve cells and calms anxiety. Drugs such as alprazolam (Xanax) and diazepam (Valium) also work by increasing the amount of GABA in the brain. The valerenic acid and valerenol contained in valerian root extract act as anti-anxiety agents.
It’s pretty amazing that a herbal remedy like valerian root can have the same anti-anxiety effects of prescription drugs without all the serious side effects of psychotropic drugs.