Valerian is perhaps the most well known herb for folks who struggle to sleep or have insomnia and feel anxious. It can be a sedative, nervine, and an anti-spasmodic, relaxing the muscles of the body. It can support folks who feel nervousness and restlessness with racing thoughts and tension as well as palpatations and over-excitement.
The antispasmodic property of the herb is additionally useful for muscle cramps, including menstrual cramps.
Be aware that for many people, this herb makes them sleepy and is best taken about an hour before bed and should be taken in small doses to start, monitoring the effect on the body.
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