Herbal Remedy For Relieving Anxiety And Insomnia Symptoms
Posted Oct 16 2010 10:13pm
Valerian has a pungent smell, but this is considered insignificant compared to the amount of benefits that you can derive from this herbal remedy. Galen, a Greek physician, nicknamed this herb phu, but its scientific name is known as Valeriana officinalis. There has been much research done on this medicinal herb and its healing properties. Its most important being some chemicals called valepotriates that it contains. These chemicals apparently depresses some
activity of the nervous system.
There are many ways that you can prepare a valerian herbal remedy. Firstly, you can prepare the valerian root into a maceration. Take two tablespoons of the chopped, fresh valerian root and soak it in a cup of cool water for approximately eight hours. Other herbs can be combined as well into this concoction, including peppermint, which can make it taste slightly better. A valerian root hot tea is another great choice to help decrease your anxiety and insomnia symptoms as well.
Secondly, it is possible to make a potent tincture out of the Valerian root as well. This will help to relieve the symptoms of insomnia and anxiety. Start with low dosages of Valerian around 1-2ml. You should know that it is very normal to get headaches when using the Valerian and by starting your dosage lower, you can help keep this symptom at bay. You can gradually increase the Valerian if needed.
Thirdly, you can also make a compress out of Valerian. Additionally, for muscle cramps, simply
soak a clean pad in the tincture and place it on the area where you are having pain.
Fourthly, if you need to drawing splinters out and treating wounds and chronic ulcers, a valerian
herbal wash is most helpful. Use the wash over your cuts and pains.