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Valerian Root (Crete)

Valerian Root (Crete)

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Type: Valeriana Officinalis

Region: Crete

Sourcing: Wildcrafted 

Taste: Bitter, woodsy, musky, pungent

Pairs with: honey, lemon, cinnamon stick

Ratio: 1/2-1 tsp per cup

Nutrients: vitamin A and vitamin C, minerals like calcium, iron, and magnesium, antioxidants, like polyphenols and flavonoids, essential oils, like linalool and linalyl acetate, which may have various health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and calming effects.

How to Make Valerian Tea: Bring 10–12 fluid ounces of water to a boil and simmer 1/2-1 tsp of Lavender for 5-7 minutes. 

Characteristics: vegan, sugar free, zero calories, all natural, gluten free, pesticides free, no chemicals, Non-GMO

Other Tips: 

While simmering, keep the tea covered. This will prevent the beneficial essential oils from escaping with the steam.

Valerian Tea & Health Benefits 

Greek valerian root, scientifically known as Valeriana officinalis, has been utilized for centuries in traditional medicine for its potential health benefits. Rich in compounds like valerenic acid, valepotriates, and volatile oils, Greek valerian root offers various medicinal properties. Research indicates that valerian root may have sedative and anxiolytic effects, making it a popular natural remedy for insomnia and anxiety. Studies have demonstrated its potential to improve sleep quality and reduce the time it takes to fall asleep. Additionally, valerian root has been investigated for its potential to alleviate symptoms of stress, nervousness, and restlessness. Moreover, valerian root may possess muscle-relaxant properties, potentially useful for conditions like muscle tension and menstrual cramps. While further research is needed to fully understand its mechanisms and efficacy, Greek valerian root continues to be valued for its potential in promoting relaxation and sleep.

REFERENCES:

  1. Bent et al., "Valerian for Sleep: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis."
  2. Sarris et al., "Plant-based medicines for anxiety disorders, Part 2: A review of clinical studies with supporting preclinical evidence."
  3. Ross, "Valerian root: History, benefits, side effects, and dosage."

Hot Brew Instructions

1 tsp | 8 oz | 212° f | 5-7 mins

  1. Boil water.
  2. Add 1 tsp of herbs to your cup or pot.
  3. Pour hot water over herbs.
  4. Steep for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Strain and Enjoy!

*Optionally sweeten with raw honey or lemon.

Cold Brew Iced Tea Instructions

4-6 tsp | 33 oz | 78° f | overnight

  1. Add 4-6 tsp of herbs to 33 oz room-temperature water.
  2. Steep in the fridge overnight.
  3. Strain, and add ice cubes if you like.
  4. Enjoy your refreshing, healthy, and delicious iced herbal tea!

Shipping & Returns

FREE US shipping with 2+ bags! If you don't like the blend for any reason, email me and I will refund you. No need to return anything. Cheers!

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