Sleep Relax Formula
Valerian is renowned for its calming effect on adults and children alike. The principal active constituent in valerian is the volatile oil. A standardized extract ensures effectiveness as a sedative herb.
Passionflower "has been shown to make a non-addictive sedative that relaxes the nervous system. Passion flower seems especially helpful when physical or mental strain results in insomnia or stress." 1
It seems to have a refreshing effect on the nervous system, and it is mild enough to be used for children. Michael Weiner, herbalist and author, suggests that: " Passiflora incarnata may be our best tranquilizer yet. The dried leaves and stems both induce a natural sleep and calm hyperactive people... Physicians could well recommend this plant to patients who want to wean themselves from synthetic sleeping pills and tranquilizers." 2
Hops are helpful for nervous disorders, anxious overwrought states, and insomnia. Hops are used for their sedative properties in many European countries.
Skullcap is a nervine tonic and a slow but steady nervous system restorative.
- Keville, Kathi: Herbs, An Illustrated Encyclopedia: A Complete Culinary, Cosmetic, Medicinal, and Ornamental Guide, 1994, Michael Friedman Publishing
- Weiner, Michael, A. Weiner's Herbal: the Guide to Herb Medicine, 2nd edition, 1990, Quantum Books
Valerian 4:1 Extract (Valeriana officinalis) (root)
(Standardized to 0.8% valerenic acid)......100 mg
Skullcap Powder (Scutellaria lateriflora) (aerial)...............100 mg
Passion Flower 4:1 Extract
(Passiflora incarnata) (flower)................50 mg
Hops Powder (Humulus lupulus) (flower)...........................50 mg
Hops 5:1 Extract (Humulus lupulus) (flower).......................25 mg
Uses and benefits
- Natural sleep aid for occasional insomnia
- Soothes anxiety and stress
- Non-habit forming sleep support
- Helps calm and rejuvenate the nervous system
- Promotes a restful sleep
Children: Suitable at one-half the adult dosage.
Pregnancy and Nursing: As the effects of this formula during pregnancy and lactation have not been sufficiently evaluated, it should not be used during these times.
Seniors: No special precautions are known.