Valerian Root

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Nervous System, Muscle Relaxant & Sleep Support

If you are looking for a calming herb that can help soothe your nerves, relax your muscles, and improve your sleep patterns, you have found it in Valerian! Valerian Root is a nervous system and muscle relaxant that helps calm temporary anxiousness and stress and helps support restful sleep and relaxation.

Valerian’s Latin name comes from the Latin verb, valere, which means to be strong and healthy. Its strength is in its calming nature. Valerian Root has been used to calm nerves, relax muscles, and help people get restful sleep since ancient Greek and Roman times. Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, praised its benefits and used it for many of the same things it is used for today. 

Native to Europe and parts of Asia, and also found in North America, Valerian’s sweetly scented pink or white flowers have a delicate scent that was once used in perfumes. While all parts of the plant can be used, the root, which is the part used by herbalists, has a strong smell very much like stinky gym socks. Thankfully, in a Cedar Bear TincTract®, it tastes much better than it smells! An interesting side note is that Valerian Root affects cats (and calms people) much like catnip does. 

Difficulties with nerves and tension can occur at any age. High levels of stress and general ‘stuff’ that happens in our lives can affect our nervous systems and even interrupt our sleep cycles. Stress lowers the levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in our brains. Valerenic acid in Valerian Root helps increase brain levels of GABA and has a calming and restorative effect on the body’s central nervous system. This helps the body and mental activity to relax, and also helps reduce the amount of time it takes to get to sleep, helps improve the quality of sleep, and helps lower stress-caused intrusive thoughts at night. 

Naturally calming, Valerian Root helps reduce nervous restlessness. It also helps calm the digestive system and the cardiovascular system, which supports healthy blood pressure levels. 

This is a very good herb for women of all ages. It relaxes muscles, which can benefit women during their menstrual periods. It also is beneficial during the menopausal years, as it is cooling and soothing to both nerves and body.

Valerian is an herb that works well in combination with other calming herbs like lemon balm and hops. It works best when it is taken daily for several weeks at a time. 

It’s not just the herb that makes Valerian Root so effective at soothing nerves and supporting your sleep. Valerian Root Single Herb by Cedar Bear® is made with Cedar Bear’s special proprietary process called the TincTract®. It’s more than a tincture, and more than an extract, so every drop goes right to work supporting your health and well-being. And like all Cedar Bear® herbs, Valerian Root TincTract® is totally alcohol-free. It has only three things in it, the herb, glycerin, and water. Nothing else! 

You’ll love it because it’s easy to use, works so well, and tastes quite good! 

Calm your nerves and support your sleep with Cedar Bear’s TincTract® of Valerian Root.


INGREDIENTS: Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis) 

OTHER INGREDIENTS: USP Grade Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water.

NOTE: Consult your healthcare provider before use if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. (May cause agitation in ADHD individuals.)

SUGGESTED USE: 1/8 tsp (0.63 mL) 1 to 3 times a day, or as needed. Shake well. 



ACTION: Direct Aid


*(These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Association. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)