Valerian mother tincture
Valeriana officinalis represents a plant with a strong European origin which, nowadays, is cultivated all over the world, including Japan and the United States.
The part of the plant that is used for the production of therapeutic and medicinal products undoubtedly corresponds to the root.
Within the valerian plant we can find a high concentration of active ingredients, such as valerianic acid and borneol, but also tannins, sugar and malic acid.
Valerian mother tincture can be used effectively when you are going through a period particularly studded with frequent anxiety states, which also prevent the body from enjoying a minimum sense of relaxation during the day.
The beneficial properties of valerian mother tincture can certainly also be exploited to counteract states of excessive nervousness, hyperexcitability and insomnia, as well as disorders that, in most cases, are linked to the state of menopause or to spasms that cause particularly severe pain. .
The mother tincture of valerian can be usefully used to treat palpitations that undoubtedly derive from a particular nervous state.
How to use
The mother tincture of valerian must be taken following and respecting important precautions: in any case, a quantity of about twenty-thirty drops of mother tincture, to be taken a maximum of three times during the day (strictly before each meal or in a solution before going to sleep), always trying to avoid excessively high dosages.
We also remind you that, in some cases, you can reach a maximum of fifty drops (clearly no more) to be taken twice a day, or eighty drops in a single solution to be taken before bed.
The mother tincture of valerian can be safely purchased in herbal medicine and has a price between a minimum of seven to eight euros and a maximum threshold that can even reach up to twenty euros.
Valerian is characterized by being used quite frequently for the treatment of numerous anxiety states and for the treatment of all those disorders that undermine sleep and, in any case, cannot be linked to any type of mental disorder.
It seems that valerian also has spasmolytic and anti-seizure properties, although there are still no clinical studies to support these hypotheses.
Valerian is characterized by being present in a very high number of pharmacopoeias that can be traced back to as many countries: the concentration of valerian is found in both pharmaceutical and herbal products.
Valerian mother tincture is also characterized by decreasing mental hyperactivity and excitability resulting from a state of nervousness.
It is a particularly useful solution for the treatment of all those ailments that tend to be related to stress, since it allows you to perform a relaxing action on the muscles that are excessively contracted.
We are talking about a very precious remedy for those who intend to treat anxiety symptoms, including tremors, palpitations or typical sweats, against which the mother tincture of valerian is able to perform a soothing action, relieving them.
Taking valerian can also lead to a slight decrease in concentration and attention span.
All those patients who constantly take valerian (even for quite long periods), can be affected by headache, but also by various gastrointestinal disorders, a sense of excessive liveliness and drowsiness that can also occur during the day.
In some cases, however, the continued use of valerian could produce some slight difficulty in waking up every morning and a possible sense of addiction.
Valerian mother tincture: curiosity
The use of valerian turns out to be hypno-inducing: it is a characteristic that had already been emphasized even by Hippocrates, the one who gave birth to modern medicine.
Valerian is frequently called with the term cat grass, especially due to the fact that it has a scent that attracts these animals, who feel the essential need to rub on it, practically destroying it.
Valerian was known, as we have already said, since ancient times and it seems that in the Middle Ages Fabio Colonna, a well-known scientist who lived in 1500, was able to treat and heal numerous cases of epilepsy precisely thanks to the beneficial properties of valerian.
Valerian is never used in cooking and, quite frequently, it is confused with valerianella, which belongs to the same family, but which is, on the contrary, consumed on the table as a salad, often sold in previously sealed bags. .
Valerian: properties, benefits and how to use it
There valerian it's a plant known for its relaxing properties, widely used as promotes sleep and helps fight there'anxiety. Therefore perfect in all cases where you want to get some relaxation in a completely natural way. So let's find out its properties, benefits and how to use it.
There are different types of valerian, the one that is used for healing is the Valeriana officinalis particularly rich in sedative and calming active ingredients both on the nervous system and on the intestine mainly concentrated in its roots which are dried and then used to make herbal teas, capsules or valerian in drops.
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When to plant Valerian?
You can plant your Valerian last all year round, being a plant that does not suffer from climate change, but to achieve better results it would be ideal to plant it in the autumn months to harvest it later in the spring.
When watering your Valerian always remember to constantly keep the soil moist: le irrigations must therefore be frequent in particular in warmer months. The best thing to do in these cases is to respect certain watering times, such as early in the morning. This will allow you to avoid the growth of mold and the presence of snails. However, avoid running into water stagnation which can be fatal for this type of plant.
Valerian is a plant whose essential oils have great calming properties: the mother tincture of Valerian is often used for problems such as anxiety and insomnia as it acts as a natural relaxant and sedative, but can also be used as an analgesic. It is a food that satisfies easily and guarantees a high content of fiber, vitamins and mineral salts, in fact it is very suitable in the vegan and vegetarian diet.
The mother tincture of Valerian is obtained by maceration of the roots of Valeriana officinalis L.
Properties of Valerian
The mother tincture of Valerian is indicated for the treatment of mild states of anxiety and transient sleep disturbances. It is effective in controlling states of motor agitation, cardiac pains of nervous origin, headaches and neurasthenia. In fact, it has a good sedative action on the central nervous system and is used in insomnia where it reduces the time of falling asleep and improves the quality of night's rest.
Valerian also has a good antispasmodic action, in gastric and colic spasms of nervous origin.
Dioscorides recommended it as a diuretic and antidote against poisons Pliny considered it an analgesic and Galen prescribed it as a decongestant. The doctor Fabio Colonna (1567-1640), suffering from epilepsy, used it on himself and studied its anticonvulsant properties. Many other studies later came to the same conclusion. Muscle relaxant effects on smooth muscle have also been described and appear to reverse at high doses. During the Second World War the Valerian was used to counter the nervous breakdown caused by artillery bombardments.
Indications, method of use and ingredients
- headache and migraine
- stress fatigue
How to use
It is recommended to take 30 drops of Valerian extract diluted in a little water, 3 times a day. If you suffer from insomnia, it is possible to take Valerian mother tincture only in the evening, 90-120 drops in half a glass of water, before going to bed.
At therapeutic doses, Valerian is safe and free from toxic side effects. The intake of Valerian in doses up to 1800mg does not seem to have a significant impact on mood and psycho-moror performance. Taken in the evening before going to bed, it usually does not affect reaction times and the mood of the following day, although it could occur.
At the usual doses, no addiction or withdrawal syndromes were found. It is advisable to avoid taking it during pregnancy and breastfeeding. As with all plants with a sedative action, it is advisable to avoid simultaneous intake with sedative-hypnotic drugs, antidepressants, antiepileptics, antihistamines and alcoholic beverages.
Valerian hydroalcoholic extract (Valeriana officinalis L.) root, in ratio drug extracted from fresh plant 1: 2.
Average content of the characterizing ingredients for a maximum daily dose of 120 drops corresponding to 2.9 g of hydroalcoholic extract of Valerian.
Associations of the mother tincture of Valerian
- insomnia: relaxation, magnesium, lavender essential oil
- stress: rodiola, tilia tomentosa, agingOX
- tachycardia, restlessness: magnesium, crataegus oxyacantha
- gastric spasms of nervous origin: tilia tomentosa, ficus carica
Format: 50ml glass bottle
The above information is purely informative, it is not intended in any case as prescriptions or therapeutic indications. Always consult your doctor in advance in the event of taking medications, ongoing therapies, malaise or illness.
VALERIANA Organic Mother Tincture 50 ml
Product description -
A Tincture (TM) is a liquid herbal preparation and is a natural herbal remedy that uses infused plant extracts and can be used as a substitute for some medications. A mother tincture (or Hydroalcoholic Extract) is obtained by cold maceration or percolation using a suitable solvent (usually water plus alcohol).
The Mother Tincture of Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis) has one sedative and spasmolytic action.
Valerian belongs to the Valerianaceae family and is a perennial herbaceous panta native to Europe and Asia. It can reach a height of 2 meters, the leaves are odd-pinnate opposite, the white or pink flowers are gathered in umbrella-like tops. The underground part consists of a rhizome and numerous long roots. The smell of the whole plant is strong and unpleasant. The main constituent of Valerian is VALERIC ACID which possesses a myorelaxant action.
The Mother Tincture of Valerian is very special indicated in states of agitation, in difficulty falling asleep and also in intestinal cramps of psychosomatic origin.
Valerian is a natural tranquilizer, it calms the nervous system without the side effects of traditional medicines with similar activity.
Recently, research has been carried out on certain chemicals, called valeproptriates, found in valerian extracts: it seems that these substances can depress the nervous system, while the fresh plant has a more sedative action.
Valerian Mother Tincture is also antispasmodic, expectorant and slightly diuretic.
The main indications of Valerian are: