Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) 20 seeds
Valerian calms the central nervous system to calm down and is therefore often used in times of stress. The herb is a popular natural sedative, because it does not know the addiction sensitivity that can occur with synthetic products. Valerian helps you fall asleep faster, but also to be up in the morning without feeling dazed. Please note that it can sometimes take two to four weeks before any performance improvements in mood and sleep patterns.
Valerian can be used as tea. Mix a few tablespoons in a pint of water and let it cook gently for 5 minutes in a covered pan, so that the healing vapors should not escape. Allow to cool briefly and then drink it with some honey.
Valerian can also be mixed with hops (Humulus lupulus). This mix (drunk as a tea) is known for its sleep-promoting properties.
Sometimes it happens that people the effects of valerian as a stimulant rather than a relaxing experience. In that case, you can not use it better. Prolonged and excessive use can cause headache and restlessness.