Valerian Root Tincture
Valerian root is an herb used to support healthy sleep and promote emotional well-being. Valerian root affects the nervous system in a nonaddictive, non-habit forming way. Unlike many prescription drugs, valerian root relieves stress, anxiety and fear by relaxing the muscles surrounding the blood vessels and increasing healthy blood circulation.
So why is valerian root tincture better than capsules?
Tincture does not require digestion time, which means that the benefits of the herb are available and absorbed by the body within minutes. When taken as a capsule, the body needs considerably more time to process, break down and assimilate the nutrients.
Valerian root tincture is not a potent medication and will not make you feel sleepy or groggy. In many cases this herbal substance can be used in combination with other medications.
The adult recommended intake is of 15-30 drops diluted in a quarter cup of water, 3-4 times a day, half an hour before meals. The number of drops for children is calculated as 1 drop per year of life. You should always follow the manufacturer's suggested use and dosage.