Valerian is a well know anti-anxiety herb, with an extremely pungent aroma! The roots are what is harvested for its medicine, and they are commonly used to treat muscle tension, anxiety, insomnia, or migraines. It can be incredibly soothing and relaxing, a wonderful sleep aid that carries no risk of dependency. Some individuals may be stimulated by taking it, rather than sedated.
- Nervous system relaxant
- Sedative (paradoxical stimulant)