Valerian, native to Europe and parts of Asia, is known for is sedative properties. It contains many compounds, alkaloids, valeric acid, flavanones and Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA is a neurotransmitter, sending messages to the brain and reducing neuron activity, resulting in sedative effects. It may be used in the treatment of insomnia, anxiety and pain relief as an analgesic. As an antispasmodic, it relaxes muscles and regulates blood pressure.
WARNING: Side effects may include drowsiness, headache, dizziness, nausea, upset stomach, dry mouth, liver damage and addiction. It is recommended to consult a healthcare professional before usage.
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