Valerian is well known for its sedative qualities and its ability to relax the central nervous system and the smooth muscle groups. It has been used as a sleeping aid for hundreds of years especially when there is excitation or difficulty in falling to sleep due to nervousness. Over 120 chemical components are found in valerian and although a very complex herb, it has not been found to have any negative side effects with moderate use.
It is calming without exerting too sedative an effect and is practically non-addictive. It is a valuable treatment for insomnia, the sedative effect due to the valepotriates and the isovaleric acid.
At least two double-blind studies have demonstrated that valerian extract can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes people to fall asleep without changing the normal stages of sleep.
Valerian does not impair driving ability and produces no morning hangover effect. It is a gentle relaxant and an effective sleep aid.
Millions of people have difficulty sleeping. Herbal sleep aids can be as effective as the powerful prescription sedatives.
Valerian extract is the main component of Dormolin Forte and, together with hops, makes this product an invaluable aid for natural sleep.