Valerian: Properties and benefits

Valerian is an herb with well-known sedative and calming properties. It is able to facilitate sleep and combat states of anxiety and excessive nervousness. It is therefore particularly suitable for all those subjects with more or less serious problems affecting the nervous system. It is also an excellent spasmolytic capable of avoiding dangerous muscular contractions of nervous origin. But the calming and sedative properties are not the only ones of this exceptional herb. In fact, valerian also has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and carminative properties and is also very useful for all those problems that concern the digestive system and the intestine in particular. It is in fact able to counteract states of intestinal dysbiosis resulting from the proliferation of pathogenic bacteria in the intestine (and at the same time to promote the development of a healthy intestinal flora) and to protect the intestinal mucosa from inflammatory states of various kinds. It also has carminative properties and is therefore very useful for combating intestinal bloating and flatulence. It can also be taken as an infusion combined with other herbs (chamomile, lemon balm, nettle etc.) with similar properties which increase its already strong calming, spasmodic and antiseptic properties.