Valerian root has long been used as medicine, known even during Hippocrates' times as a healing natural whole food. Most commonly used for sleep disorders, valerian root also helps ease stress, anxiety and depression. In its dried form, valerian has a distinct odor - but don't be put off! Naturally and in its other forms, valerian root is odorless.
Valerian root can be found in capsule, tea, tablet or liquid extract forms, as well as fresh or dried. Be sure to follow the package's dosage instructions.