on February 24, 2017
The Valerian root is believed to promote sedation by increasing the brain's GABA levels. An inhibitory neurotransmitter, GABA promotes sedation. It is believed the Valerian root helps release GABA from brain nerve endings. It is then blocked, preventing the inhibitory neurotransmitters from going back into the nerve cells.
If you're going to buy Valerian root, note how it's combined with other relaxing herbs to intensify a soothing and relaxing experience. There are formulations that combine the benefits of the root as well natural flavors like peppermint, scullcap, strawberry leaf, chamomile, catnip, and orange and licorice roots. These are noted components that will help you start the day and help you unwind at the end of it.