Nature's Answer, Valerian Root Standardized (90 Vegetarian Capsules)
Other Ingredients: Vegetable Cellulose, Rice Flour and Calcium Silicate.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule once per day, preferably 30 minutes before bedtime, with water.
Caution: Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. If you are taking any medications, planning any medical procedure or have a medical condition, consult with your healthcare practitioner before use. Keep out of reach of children.
Valerian grows all over Europe as well as in areas as diverse as the Andes and South Africa. In the US, valerian grows along the roadsides throughout New England. It is a tall gangly plant with white or pink flat top flower clusters. The knobby, entangled root is the part of the plant that is used as a remedy.* Few herbs have such a well established history of use in cultures throughout the world as valerian. In India, China, Europe and North America, native people have used it as tea for relaxation for many centuries. The name valerian is derived from the Latin root word meaning to be ‘in health’. The root has a strong, distinctive aromatic odor. Some people find it attractive and others offensive. The Greek physician Dioscorides wrote in the first century about this root, referring to it as Phu, which has the same root word as our expression, “pew!” Cats are extremely attracted to this plant, even more so than catnip. William Cullen, a famous 18th Century English physician, suggested that the quality of valerian found in apothecary shops could be tested by how cats reacted to it. Valerian preparations were listed as official drugs in the United States Pharmacopeia from 1820-1936 and in the National Formulary from 1942-1950, to promote a more tranquil sleep.*
About Nature's Answer
Today, Nature’s Answer is still the passion of the D’Amelios. Frank Sr. remains the CEO of the company and is actively involved in its growth and development, focused primarily on new product development; Frank’s wife Josephine helps oversee the functioning of the company, and Frank’s sons play integral roles in the continued growth and evolution of Frank’s legacy.