There’s nothing worse than an unsatisfying night of sleep.
The solution to your snooze-related woes may lie in a perennial plant with white, pink and purple flowers. Native to parts of Europe and Asia, this plant goes by the name Valeriana officinalis – or more commonly, valerian.
The ground and dried root of this plant can be consumed in tea or supplement form and traditionally has been used to support a feeling of calmness, as well as deep, restful and restorative sleep. (Ahhhh, that sounds nice.)
Vitacost.com offers a variety of valerian root products, including supplements, teas and liquid extracts:
- Vitacost Valerian Root: This standardized extract supplies 1,020 mg of valerian root per 2-capsule serving, and may actually support better sleep in poor sleepers.
- Alvita Caffeine Free Valerian Root Tea: Brew a cup of this soothing tea and slip into a more calm, relaxed mindset.
- Nature’s Answer Valerian Root Extract: If you’re not a tea lover, try this liquid extract – simply add the recommended dose to water and drink your way to more restful sleep.