In addition to its relaxing properties, tea drinkers can benefit from its health benefits.
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According to Medical News Today, Valerian tea can relieve insomnia, melancholy, anxiety, headaches, premenstrual syndrome, and menopause symptoms.
"A 2015 study noted that in animal studies, a compound in valerian protected against markers of both physical and mental stress," the paper says.
Valerian tea is made from the plant's dried roots and underground stems (rhizomes). As loose leaf tea or in tea bags, it tastes "woody" and "earthy.
Valerian may soothe the body by slightly increasing brain gamma aminobutyric acid levels, according to Healthline. Studies show that higher
"Studies show it may take up to four weeks of valerian root use before seeing sleep quality benefits," says Ohio State University Wexner
Valerian tea at 300-600 milligrams per day for six weeks is safe, according to Pence. She adds that "it may be difficult to know how
much valerian is in tea as many brands do not list the amount per serving and often list valerian as part of a proprietary blend of other herbal ingredients."