Category Archives: Valerian

Valeriana edulis (Edible Valerian): Sedative Plant?

Valeriana edulis is more commonly called the tobacco root or edible valerian. It is a perennial flowering plant characterised by its sparsely leaved stems and clusters of small cream or white flowers that appear in the summer months. Valeriana edulis … Continue reading

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The GABAA Receptor

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Insomnia? Try A Traditional Ayurvedic Treatment

Insomnia is the most common of all sleep disorders and is often present in those suffering from anxiety and depression. Mainstream medicine uses a number of drugs to treat insomnia including antidepressants, hypnotics and antihistamines. However, the effect of these … Continue reading

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Depression with Anxiety: St John’s Wort and Valerian

Depression and anxiety are often experienced independent of one another. However, it is possible to experience both at the same time to different degrees. Such comorbid expression of depression and anxiety can be highly debilitating, and such a state is … Continue reading

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Does Valerian Produce Better Sleep Quality?

One of the problems with anxiety and depression is that they can often impair sleep. This In turn can then cause the symptoms of the conditions to worsen, or produce a range of other symptoms that can further prevent the … Continue reading

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Valerian As A Treatment for Anxiety

Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a condition characterised a low level chronic activation of the fear circuitry of the brain. This leads to a constant general feeling of discomfort and uneasiness that can impinge on a person’s life considerably. The … Continue reading

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Can you Control Anxiety With Diet?

The modern Western World appears to have created an epidemic of anxiety. This likely relates to the hectic nature of our existence, something which many are not able to cope with over the long term. Anxiety is difficult to define, … Continue reading

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Overcoming Insomnia

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