Frontier Co-op Organic Valerian Root – Item of the Day — 10 Comments

  1. This is a wonderful recipe.  I have been using it for sleep for the last four nights and it does a great job of gently easing me to sleep, getting back to sleep if I was up for any reason, and not leaving me groggy.  I love it.  Thank you so much for publishing it!

  2. How long are you steeping this?  I guessed 10 minutes, because I have some valerian tea bags that the instructions on the box indicate 10 minutes.

  3. What an interesting combination. I was curious why you would put what I thought was just a stimulant in a bed time tea. But upon further reading and knowing the sometimes depressant effects of Valerian personally. I see the wisdom.

    Thank you for broadening my perspective to the subtleties of a long time favorite of mine.

    I was prescribed Damiana for focus and alertness a very long time ago to help me cut back on the anxiety inducing effect of coffee, But still feel alert.

    I use Valerian very sparingly because I am quite sensitive to it’s effects , it literally helped me know how to control my sudden excitement (anger) in all my relationships. I had to discover what my trigger feelings were before they manifest beyond a spark, but once I knew I could use just a third of a capsule to help me back down and regroup. The added benefit was that it mixed well with the adrenaline so I felt mentally sharper, but relaxed.

    I am very excited (in a good way) to try this blend. I don’t get angry as often as I used to so it would be nice to see if this blend can recreate the effect to some degree.

  4. My wife has a hard time sleeping but she is nursing our baby at the moment.  Would there be any concerns using this or would you adjust the recipe for mothers who are nursing?

    • You need to ask a qualified herbalist about that, it is beyond my expertise though my gut is it will be okay. But I don’t trust my gut on stuff like this and neither should you.

    • Add something and dilute or eliminate something else.  More you add the less of any one part per dose and you need enough to have an impact form something or no reason for it to be there.

      These were selected not just as something to help you sleep but make you sleep deep and have vivid dreams.  Chamomile is a pretty good herb to relax with but the others have a better historical use as a sleep aid beyond just falling asleep. But you can try it.