Valerian Root

Menopause Herb Spotlight


Today I want to share with you an herb that might help you with your perimenopause and menopause symptoms. Our spotlight herb is Valerian Root.

Valerian Root has been used for centuries to treat many ailments. One of the oldest recorded uses of Valerian root was by Hippocrates, who used the plant to reduce the effect of headaches, heart palpitations, and anxiety. The active ingredient in the plant that provides healing benefits is valerenic acid.

The root can help relax nerve cells that get overexcited which makes it a great natural anxiolytic and sedative. You can find the root as a supplement in many forms. It is available as an essential oil for topical use, as capsules, tinctures, extracts, tablets, and tea. My favorite way to use this herb is as a tea. Some of the benefits of Valerian root are:

1. Treat Insomnia

2. Treat Anxiety

3. Reduce Stress

4. Reduce Hot Flashes

5. Helps Mental Focus

If you are a woman in midlife who is suffering with any of the above then you should consider adding Valerian Root to your diet. My preferred way of using this herb is in tea form. It can be a very potent sedative so be sure to drink the tea before going to bed. This is the brand of tea that I recommend. Discuss herbs with your health practitioner before starting.

If you'd like to learn more about food and herbs for perimenopause and menopause then come join us for one of our evidence-based programs designed specifically for women in midlife. It is time that you learn how to take care of you.

I hope this information is helpful to you on your journey through perimenopause and menopause. Please reach out to me if you have any questions.




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