Very effective in treating flu, headache, toothache and joint pain It is the most important plant of all those with sedative properties of the nervous system, and digestive organs are regulated by the autonomic nervous system. A valuable treatment for headaches, nervous disorders of heart, and insomnia.
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The most important component of valerian, and which are attributed to its medicinal properties, is what gives the distinctive odor of the root. It is an essential oil, which is combined with various organic acids. Of these, the largest is the isovalerianato acid of bornyl or valeric esterbornil. This compound is found in the root and rhizome. To be extracted from the ground, fermented, becomes active and begins to lay the strong aroma that characterizes the valerian root. The essential oil is complex and includes among others: camphene, pinene, limonene and borneol, the latter is combined with isovaleric acid. The other acids present in the plant are: formic, acetic, malic and valeriancotanic. This plant is the most important of all they possess sedative properties of the nervous system, digestive organs and others who are regulated by the autonomic nervous system. This property makes it a valuable treatment of headaches, nervous disorders of the heart, insomnia, etc.. It is also used in controlling the digestive system. It has the advantage that it does not create or habit or dependence. The sedative properties and against nervousness of Valerian officinalis is known for more than 2000 years. The Greeks and Romans used it. In the same way is indicated for stress, irritability, digestive and emotional disorders. To develop a valerian macerated for headaches and as a sedative nervous, put two tablespoons of dried and ground root in a glass of cold water and macerated 10-12 hours. Strain and sweeten. Take two glasses a day. If we want to prepare a tea of valerianfor the heart and insomnia and as a sedative, place a teaspoon of valerian root in a cup of boiling water, and let stand 10 minutes. Take four cups per day, one at night and rest when needed.