Made using organically grown fresh extracts of valerian root, A.Vogel Valeriana is used when stress levels are high. Helps promote mental calmness, a deeply relaxed state and sleep.
Valerian is probably the most known of all calming herbs. It contains many active molecules including valepotriates, sesquiterpenes and a volatile oil containing bornyl derivatives. GABA and some GABA receptor lignans have also been identified.
Many studies reached the conclusion that the whole Valerian extract is more effective than any of its individual parts.
Valerian is probably the best-known of all calming herbs. It has been used since time immemorial for all kinds of nervous conditions. According to some authors, its name comes from the Latin « valere » which means « to feel good, to be healthy.
During the Middle Ages and the Antiquity, Valerian was considered as a panacea. It was used to treat anxiety, nervousness, insomnia, hysteria, depression, headaches, cramps, asthma, coughs, etc. During the reign of the Sun King Louis XIV, Valerian was even considered as a perfume! More recently, only its sedative and antispasmodic uses are accepted.
Most people suffer, at one time or another, of nervous problems and/or insomnia. To the stress of modern life, add the reduction of sleeping time (an average of one hour less per night than our ancestors of a hundred years ago) and insomnia and nervous problems reach epidemic heights. Sleeping pills and tranquilizers are widespread but their effects on vigilance and mental acuity discourage their use (and for a very good reason).
- For relief of occasional insomnia
- Mild herbal sedative to assist during times of nervous tension, anxiety, restlessness, irritability and sleeplessness
- Promotes sleep and relaxation
Adults and children over 12:
For anxiety and tension: 10 drops 3 times daily.
30 – 50 drops at bedtime.
Children 6 – 12:
For anxiety and tension: 5 drops 3 times daily.
15 – 25 drops at bedtime.
Consult a healthcare practitioner if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks (chronic insomnia) or if symptoms persist or worsen. Not recommended to use with alcohol, other drugs or natural health products with sedative properties. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery or driving a motor vehicle within 2 hours of consumption.
Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid taking in case of known allergy to any of the ingredients in the product.
Do not use of security cap is broken. Keep out of reach of children.
Tincture of organically grown fresh Valeriana officinalis (Valerian) roots, extracted in alcohol. (56% V/V).
This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by the South African
Health Products Regulatory Authority for its quality, safety or intended use.