Properties: valerian roots contain polysaccharides, tannins, essential oils, alkaloids, glycosides. The plant contains organic acids such as formic, acetic, malic, stearic and palmitic. Present - and this is inherent only to the valerian root - valenotriates, bicyclic sesquiterpenes, mertinol, ketones, baldrinal, pyril-a-methylketone. And, of course, a large amount of valerian contains various vitamins, micro and macro elements. To prepare tincture of valerian, you need to take one tablespoon of the crushed roots of this plant, pour into a thermos and pour a glass of boiling water, after which the product is left to infuse overnight or for 12 hours, regardless of the time of day. You need to drink this tincture one tablespoon 3 or 4 times a day. If you have high excitability, then tincture should be drunk 3 times in 1/3 cup. The course of taking valerian should not exceed the time of more than 2 months.
If for the two-month period of taking valerian you are not satisfied with the result of treatment or you want to get a quick effect, use a tincture of valerian prepared on an alcohol basis. Due to alcohol, tincture acts instantly - at least the result of taking alcohol tincture, in contrast to valerian extract, is noticeable faster. The difference between these two forms of the drug is only in the time for which valerian will act on the body. Note that not everyone can take valerian. Someone just can not stand it. Even the smell of valerian can confuse a person. Now let's talk about the beneficial properties of valerian tincture. Its use leads to calming, relieving spasms of the smooth muscles of the digestive and excretory organs, activating digestion and dilating blood vessels, and also accelerates bile and lowers pressure.
Keep in mind that the use of tincture of valerian causes increased drowsiness. These signs are not immediately noticeable, but you can notice them at the end of the course of taking valerian for medicinal purposes. Valerian can bring you some relief, even if you suffer from a disease like vegetovascular dystonia, if you have hysteria or migraine attacks. In all these cases, valerian can act as a kind of painkiller and sedative.