Category Archives: Valerian

Valerian Root for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Valerian (Valerian officinalis) is a flowering plant with white or pink flowers. The phytochemicals contained within valerian have been shown to be beneficial at conferring protection from mood disorders, particularly anxiety. The chemicals within valerian which may be responsible for … Continue reading

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Nutritional Supplements for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a form of anxiety characterised by obsessive behaviour. A number of supplements have been investigated as possible treatments for this disorder, and many have been found to be beneficial. Here is a list of some of … Continue reading

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Valeriana officinalis As An Anxiolytic?

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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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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