Valerian is most commonly used for sleep disorders, especially the inability to sleep (insomnia). It is frequently combined with hops, lemon balm, or other herbs that also cause drowsiness. Some people who are trying to withdraw from the use of “sleeping pills” use valerian to help them sleep after they have tapered the dose of the sleeping pill. There is some scientific evidence that valerian works for sleep disorders, although not all studies are positive” (WebMD).

Valerian is used for depression, mild tumors, epilepsy, ADHD, chronic fatigue syndrome, muscle & joint pain, menstrual cramps, hot flashes and anxiety.

Valerian seems to act like a sedative on the brain and nervous system, but can also be used for flavoring in foods and beverages (WebMD).







Information gathered from WebMD