Herbal Corner – Relax With Valerian Glycerite


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One new thing I want to start doing on this blog is to post Herbal Remedies to help people with their various aches and grumbles.

METAL GAIA IS NOT A SOURCE FOR MEDICAL ADVICE. IF YOU HAVE A SERIOUS ILLNESS DON’T BE A DUMB-ASS, TALK TO YOUR MEDICAL PRACTITIONER. ALSO SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE BEFORE TRYING SUGGESTED HERBS, AS THEY MAY CONFLICT WITH YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS/HEALTH ISSUES.

Anyways, now that I’ve shouted that disclaimer at you from across the internet, let me talk about my newest remedy.

VALERIAN GLYCERITE HERBAL TINCTURE: For those of you who do not know what an herbal tincture is, it is a combination of herbs and 40% or 80 proof alcohol.  The alcohol helps to make the effects of the herb more potent, however Vinegar Tinctures are also an option for those who don’t consume alcohol. To take a tincture, drop one or two drops of the solution under your tongue for the desired effect to take place.

An herbal tincture of Valerian Glycerite is a combination of Valerian and Glycerin. The combination of these two things helps to promote circulation, they act as a sedative, as well as being good for dealing with anxiety, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, muscle cramps, nervousness, pain, spasms, seizures and stress.

Wikihow has a “How To” for making herbal tinctures

More notes on Valerian 

You can also buy Herbal Tinctures at your local herb store, health store, spiritual shop or the internet. However, I would caution you to be careful when purchasing edibles on the internet, to make sure you are purchasing from a reliable source, because you don’t want to consume something that is actually poisonous or toxic. That’s why if I’m purchasing something edible, I usually like to buy it straight from the store.

Anyways, hope this helps. Good Luck!

One response

  1. When i first developed this neuro condition i tried Valerian under advise of an herbalist friend and my gf who is an herbalist and great at making salves and tinctures. It worked a little, much like a natural valium, and was more relaxing than really helping with my condition though. It is also very easy to grow.

    January 13, 2014 at 1:17 pm

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