Valerian is one of the most recognised and used herbal extract for sleep support. Traditionally used in western herbal medicine, valerian helps relieve tenseness, restlessness and irritability, supporting a restful sleep.


The sedative effects of valerian have been recognised for thousands of years, it’s use dating back to ancient Greece. It is a widely used herb across the globe, being popular in European herbal medicine for the past 500 years. Valerian was used centuries ago by the Ancient Romans and Greeks as a sleeping aid. It has been used to encourage relaxation and a restful sleep.

General science
Valerian is used in traditional western herbal medicine for its calming and sedative properties, assisting with sleeplessness, mild nerve tension and restlessness. Scientific evidence supports the use of valerian to aid mind relaxation, reduce the time to fall asleep and promote healthy sleeping patterns.

The information provided in reference to this ingredient is general in nature and provided as information only. Any product specific therapeutic claims for this ingredient are linked to specific dosage requirements based on evidence of traditional or scientific nature.

This medicine may not be right for you. Read the warnings before purchase, which can be found on the label. If symptoms worsen or change unexpectedly, talk to your healthcare professional. Follow the directions for use. Supplements can only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate.