Frontier Natural Products, Organic Cut & Sifted Valerian Root, 16 oz (453 g)9 Reviews
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1.18 lbs (0.54 kg)
- Product Code: FRO-00888
- UPC Code: 089836008886
- Package Quantity: 16 oz (453 g)
- Dimensions: 1.6 x 8 x 7.5 in, 1 lbs (0.45 kg)
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Combo Discount: -$2.00
- USDA Organic
- Herbal Supplement
- Certified Organic by QAI
Valerian is well known for its strong, distinct aroma, which only develops after the roots are dried. One of the most calming and deeply relaxing herbs we know of, valerian is often used in bedtime formulas and sleep pillows.
Botanical name: Valeriana officinalis L.
Botanical Family: Valerianaceae
Common name: valerian
Synonyms: garden heliotrope, garden valerian, fragrant valerian
The Plant: Valerian was used for more than 2,000 years in a variety of ways -- including as a food, medicinal herb, perfume and spice. Its modern uses are related to its relaxing effects on people and animals.
To use as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 tsp of herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.
|Serving Size: 1 tsp|
|Serving Per Container: About 172|
|Amount Per Serving||%Daily Value|
|Total Carbohydrates||2 g||<1%*|
|Dietary Fiber||<1 g||4%*|
|Organic Valerian, cut (root)||2.6 g||**|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Daily Value not established.
iHerb Customer Reviews
I like the Organic cut and sifted valerian from Frontier. Valerian is a great nervine herb that can be used for relaxation, nervousness, anxiety and aid in sleep. It helps boost GABA which is a calming neurotransmitter. Gaba is very hard to absorb directly from a pill or capsule. I like to grind this herb up a bit more than it arrives so that I can get a stronger infusion with tea or tincture. Steep overnight for a very strong infusion. It is good to bend with other herbal teas as well for better flavor. Don't overgrind or it may be too hard to filter. I like the packaging it comes it as it protects it form moisture and light. Keep your tea out of light at that can degrade it over time. Notice how many health food stores keep their bulk herbs in clear containers which allows light to enter. Not good for shelf life. Make every effort to use Organic or you may be getting all kinds of pesticides in your product. I know USDA organic is not 100% organic. They do water down the requirement a bit. But it is still much better than non-organic. So I give Frontier credit for making this hurdle. However for this reason I am only giving it 4 stars. Certified Organic from NY or Oregon is a cleaner product. If you found this review helpful, kindly click the YES button. Also, go to my iHerb home page by clicking on my Handle name above. There you can read many more value added reviews and see my favorite products and other recommendations. Peace and good health!
I regularly make tea from the roots and add honey as valerian is bitter by nature.The product is great quality and very effective for insomnia. I bought the bulk root as it's more cost effective compared to buying valerian tea bags. I've always been impressed by the quality of products from Frontier.