There are so many people that are exposed to stress most of the time. If you are one of those that are constantly bothered by anxiety, nervousness that cause sleep problems, you don’t need to reach out for medication. Instead of synthetic medication you can try one powerful natural plant with same effects pills have.
Valerian is a plant that is used since the time of ancient Greece and it is very effective in treating tension, anxiety, nervousness and insomnia. But these are not the only health benefits of this common plant; valerian also has very wide range of health benefits especially for women.
It is very effective, but unlike synthetic medication it will not create an addiction and it does not have any kind of side effects.
You can find it as a tea, tinctures, oil, extracts, tablets and capsules, but tea is still the best and most natural solution you can choose.
HOW TO PREPARE AND USE VALERIAN TEA
Pour over a cup (200 ml) of boiling water over a teaspoon of valerian. Let it stay for 5 minutes and then strain. Drink 2-3 cups of this tea always fresh prepared. Best time to drink it before you go to sleep. Valerian has strong sedative effects and it is not recommended to use it along medication and plants with similar effect. It can lower your ability to concentrate and pay attention so it is not recommended to use it prior to driving and conducting machines. Use it for 3 weeks and then make 15 days break. Pregnant women and children should not use valerian tea.
USES OF VALERIAN
Valerian is most famous for its ability to soothe feeling of tension, stress, depression, ADHD symptoms, chronic tiredness, sleep problems and side effects of stress such as headaches, stomach problems and nausea.
This plant is very effective in treating addictions such as smoking. A cup of valerian tea will be of great help if you are trying to quit smoking because it can help you deal with nervousness and cravings that come as symptoms in treating addictions.
Valerian can regulate menstrual cycle, stop heavy bleeding and soothe menstrual pain. It also has the property to strengthen muscles of uterus and help treating fibroid and uterus and ovary cyst and tumors.
Tea made of valerian plant can be very useful to women in menopause because it can soothe all the menopause symptoms. Use it for 4 weeks and then make 2 weeks break. After that you can continue with the use.
Valerian can also help with health disorders like migraine, vertigo, depression. It can soothe asthma symptoms, lower blood pressure, treat fertility problems, and help with performance anxiety, concentration, bleeding, and urinary tract and stomach disorders.