I’d like to show you a few ways how to make Valerian Root Tea. This herb is
one of the most powerful available and can help, prevent and cure different problems including:
- Muscle spasms
- Heart palpation
- Stomach ulcers
- Mouth sores
- Gas and stomach fermentation
- Colds and fevers
And can even help with pimples when taken externally. It’s one of the best nerve tonics available and is very calming and soothing.
Were going to look at two different ways to make the tea, any dangers, and a few other ways to take the root. First let’s look at what you’ll need.
What You’ll Need
Before you make the tea you’ll need a few things. The first you thing you need to ask yourself is whether you wish to make the tea yourself, or to use teabags.
Some people believe the tea bags filter out the delicate taste of the root. Making a tea out of the root is really easy as you’ll see in a second. Here’s a great place to buy organic, cut Valerian Root.
If you wish to use use tea bags, this is the best place to get those.
All you’ll need is either the root or tea bag, a glass to drink the tea from, clean water, some way to heat the water up and non-aluminum pans. That’s all!
How To Make The Tea With The Root
If you are using dried herb you only need 1 teaspoon and if it is freshly crushed herb, you’ll need 3 teaspoons; this is the amount for 1 cup of water. If you are making 2 cups worth double the amount and 3 cups triple the amount.
Usually you would boil the water to make tea with a herb, but YOU CAN”T BOIL VALERIAN ROOT. So when the water is about 1/3rd boiled (when you start seeing the small bubbles) pour it onto the root in another container.
Cover it and let steep for 5 to 10 minutes and it’s ready to go.
I told you it was easy.
If you wish to make the tea stronger, use more herbs and don’t steep for a longer time. This can make the tea taste bitter. You can add milk and cream to help with flavor.
In warm weather you must make the tea fresh everyday to prevent souring. You can keep it in the refrigerator for up to a week.
How Much Should I Take?
This really depends on how strong your stomach is and whether or not you are prone to nausea or anything like that.
A good rule of thumb is to take about 4 cups a day; a hour before each meal and one before going to bed (you’ll sleep like a rock!)
If you aren’t getting good results, then you need to make minor adjustments until you feel its effects. This can include taking more or less throughout the day.
How To Prepare With Teabags
If you go this route, the Valerian will probably be mixed with other herb which is completely fine. If you wish to only have Valerian, then get the root and prepare it your own way.
Having the teabag makes the process even easier. All you have to do is add a cups worth of water that’s boiled 1/3rd of the way to a cup with the teabag already in it.
Cover and let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes and enjoy.
This is one of the strongest herbs available and despite being deemed completely safe by the FDA, you shouldn’t take the tea for more than a few weeks at a time. If you do you can get some mild side effects.
Other forms of the Valerian root like capsules and extracts are safe to take for longer periods.
If you have a weak stomach, don’t be alarmed if you become nauseated or sick after taking the herbal tea. It’s not the herbs fault, but the sensitivity of the stomach is to blame. If this is the case, it can be remedied by taking small amounts throughout the day.
Just take teaspoon doses of the tea about every 15 minutes and increase until it’s possible to take the full amount.
If you wish to improve the taste for children, you can add some honey or malt sugar. Do not used refined sugar or sugar substitutes.
NEVER TAKE DRUGS WITH ANY NONPOISONOUS HERB. THE TWO DON’T WORK TOGETHER.
Other Ways To Take The Root
The reason I recommend getting the root is because of all the different things you can do with it.
You can make your own:
Of course, you could always buy each version of those too. This is a very versatile root and can be taken so many different ways. Click here to see how to make each one.
Before I Go
I just want to say thank you for reading. I hope you learned a few new things and found exactly what you were looking for.
Herbs are far better for you than any chemical medication. They have no side effects if used correctly.
They heal your body the way nature intended.
There’s literally a herb for every sickness or disorder you will come across. They are so easy to use and with a little guidance, like you’ll find on this website, you’ll have no problem getting their powers.
Valerian root is just one of the herbs that can help you in life. There are literally hundreds that will calm you, energize you and heal you.
Starwest botanical is a great place to get any herb, extract, tea, capsule or any other thing you can think of. Everything is delivered right to your door and can be shipped to any where in the world. They are one of the leaders in the industry.
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