Valerian root is considered a calmative(sedating) and a tranquilizer in herbalism. Its use dates back to times of Hippocrates for headaches, insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, menstrual problems and irritable bowel syndrome. Valerian is believed to reduce sleep latency ( the time required to fall asleep ). When I use it, I notice the effects without lethargy, being very gentle yet effective. Holistic practitioners find many benefits from using it and often prescribe it for insomnia. They also brag about the herb being able to calm an individual down, relieve muscle tension, stomach cramps, and combat extreme emotional stress. To me, if I really need it, there's nothing like a good dose of a tincture and some melatonin to boot. Please note that nothing here is to be taken as a medical claim and I cite scholarly journals in my sources at the bottom of every page on the site. These herbal remedies display the intelligent design of God's creation. When reading about the phytochemical science behind their components, this becomes apparent, although the God-haters won't admit it (a lot of scientist).
Many Valerian users compare the effects to those of the serpent medical strains of: Valium and Xanax. While the psychoactive properties are not exactly the same as these drugs, many prefer the herb instead. That which has been created by the heavenly father is always superior to anything human's can alter, because we don't really create we just alter that which has been created. The effects are most often described as far from placebo. Some would describe it as a natural pseudo-drug. This doesn't mean it's a dangerous or crazy 'drug'. After all, it's an herbal tea.. Some studies have looked into its potential neuroprotective benefits! Using grain alcohol one can make a tincture or decoction that's been thickened by evaporating half the water for best results and optimal potency. It's incredibly powerful when combined with Chamomile flowers in my opinion.
Tincture & Decoction
A decoction is made in herbalism when a root is involved in almost all cases. The Valerian roots are boiled for a certain period of time which usually varies in opinion, usually from 10-40 minutes. A tincture ( or spirit ), is made using alcohol. A tea on the other hand, is just made by pouring warm water over the herb or root. Infusions are like tea, only using combinations of herbs intended to work together synergistically. It results in the best effects possible being generated as a result. I will tell you a few ingredients in the Native American brew my friend made if you promise to keep it between us... Anise seed, Fennel, Wormwood, Valerian, and Xhosa Dream Root.
Preparations should be used with caution, proper dosage, and permission from a health care provider. In homeopathic medicine, small doses are how it's done for the most part. Using concentrated extracts, tinctures, and elixirs, is something that requires proper dosaging. In other words, chugging an entire tincture of an herb is not the best way to medicate with it in most cases. The same concept becomes obvious when we consider a standard prescription. No one takes their entire script all at once, and no one does this for a reason. The point is that dosage counts. It's important to know what the bible says about medicine, and it does mention a "vain" use of medicine in Jeremiah 46:11 "Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt thou use many medicines; for thou shalt not be cured."
Ignorance is always a pre-cursor to prohibition. Know how to use your medicine properly, stand up for your rights, and let the truth be spoken. Let's not give anyone else a reason to target nature for further prohibitions. Fix the corrupt laws against nature that are already in place. Going against what was meant to be will only damage our over all evolutionary processes even further. Valerian root is often exaderated in online blogs. It is incredible none the less! I want to encourage everyone to partake in Ethical Herbalism. Use Google Scholar ( scholar.google.com ) and cite sources! I understand what it's like to see facts on academic journals but try not to state them that way. Give your users a chance to read the journals for theirself. Don't give the FDA and other "authorities" an excuse to stop us. Thanks!
Always look up possible interactions, side effects, and long term effects. See what other people have experienced with it, and use discernment. I try to link to resource below that will help you, and that are not biased. There's an INSANE amount of GASLIGHTING AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE GOING ON, ALONG WITH ORGANIZED CRIME IN POLICE (911) AND MEDICAL (9/11), and it NEEDS attention of all the righteous people of the land and in our government and at the highest levels of earth government, and you need to abide in God and bring it upon him, in prayer.The new narrative of the enemy is that you're "CRAZY", and their new weapons are drugs(pharmakaia), pandemics, and mind games. They're after the empathetic, the righteous in heart, and those who fight for God, so basically anyone who is not on board with their diabolical plans. Now is the time to repent, get right with the creator(the spirit John 4:24) God is a SPIRIT, and serve your lifes purpose.
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