What to Know
The main purpose of valerian root tea is to assist with sleep. Researchers note that consumption of the tea may take considerable time before improvements are noticed, sometimes as much as a few weeks. However, prominent researchers by colleges such as the University of Maryland have determined valerian root’s effect is both real, and beneficial when tested in comparison with placebos. Valerian’s long-term effect on general anxiety, however, is less documented but it appears to offer some effects that are not yet fully understood and require additional scientific research to determine. However, valerian offers immediately noticeable effects for temporary stress reduction at the time of drinking it.
Valerian comes from the stem of the valerian plant known as valeriana officinalis. The plant itself is notably bitter and the odor is unfavorable as well. However, the tea is not unpleasant to drink and it’s recommended to be sweetened with honey. Valerian root tea is best purchased in a packaged form and typically mixed with other flavors, such as vanilla, to make the tea more palatable. However, the tea can be prepared oneself by growing the valerian root in an herb garden and picking, and drying, the stems of the plants and then crushing them into your own tea bags.
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