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Article: Valerian Root for Tea: An Overview

Valerian Root for Tea: An Overview - Tea with Tae

Valerian Root for Tea: An Overview

In the realm of herbal teas, each ingredient carries its legacy, offering unique health benefits that have been cherished through ages. Among these revered botanicals, valerian root emerges as a beacon of relaxation and tranquility. In this article, we will explore the soothing embrace of valerian root for tea, unfolding its myriad health benefits, particularly in enhancing sleep quality and alleviating stress.

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Understanding Valerian Root

Valerian root, with its rich history dating back to ancient Greece and Rome, has been a staple in herbal medicine, primarily for its sedative and calming effects. But what is it about this herb that makes it so effective? It lies in its complex composition, which interacts with the brain's GABA system, promoting relaxation and sleep.

Valerian Root for Tea: A Deep Dive

Why choose tea with valerian root over other forms? Tea offers a gentle, enjoyable way to consume valerian, making it part of your relaxation routine. Preparing the tea involves steeping the dried root in hot water, a process that extracts its beneficial compounds. 

The easiest way to do this is with our Bedtime Bliss tea bags. Our Bedtime Bliss herbal tea is made with chamomile, lavender, lemon verbena, spearmint, and valerian root. This caffeine-free elixir is a delicious way to wind down your evening and an easy way to reap all of the health benefits of valerian root. 

Tea with Valerian Root: Health Benefits

For further research: "Valerian Root in Treating Sleep Problems and Associated Disorders -- A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" by N. Shinjyo et al., Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine.

Sleep Improvement and Valerian Root

At the heart of its benefits, valerian root for sleep tea stands out for its effectiveness in improving sleep quality and duration, without the grogginess often associated with sleep aids. Our Bedtime Bliss tea blend is a perfect concoction of chamomile flowers, lavender, lemon, spearmint, and, of course, valerian root.

Anxiety and Stress Reduction

Beyond sleep, valerian tea is a powerful ally against anxiety and stress, helping to calm the mind and ease tension in the body.

Other Health Benefits

Valerian's advantages extend to digestive health, potentially easing cramps and discomfort, and supporting heart health by reducing blood pressure and improving stress response.

Tea Valerian Root: How to Incorporate It Into Your Routine

Incorporating valerian root tea into your daily routine is simple. Drinking it before bedtime can enhance its sleep-promoting effects, but enjoying it during a stressful day can also provide a moment of peace.

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Valerian Root for Sleep Tea: A Closer Look

Scientific research supports valerian's role in improving sleep quality, with studies highlighting its benefits for individuals struggling with insomnia. In one study, subjects who consistently drank tea with valerian root had an increase in "deep sleep" time during the night. This was the outcome for every age cohort, but especially significant for elderly individuals. 

Comparing Valerian Root Tea to Other Herbal Teas

While valerian root is a powerhouse on its own, comparing it to chamomile and lavender teas reveals a spectrum of options for relaxation and sleep support, each with its unique benefits. In the study cited above, the researchers looked at valerian root in combination with other herbs. Across 16 different trials, the combination of valerian root with other herbs like lemon verbena, chamomile, and passion flower, all resulted in positive sleep outcomes, as well as decreases in anxiety and depression. 


  • What does valerian root tea taste like?
    • Valerian root tea has a distinctive earthy flavor, which can be enhanced with honey or lemon for those new to its taste. Some people think valerian smells and tastes a little funky, but if it is blended with other delicious herbs like chamomile, lemon, spearmint, etc., the valerian root taste can be diminished in favor of more pleasant flavors. This is how we blend our Bedtime Bliss tea.
  • How long before bed should I drink valerian root tea?
    • Drinking valerian root tea (like Bedtime Bliss) about 30 minutes to an hour before bed can optimize its sleep-inducing effects.
  • Can valerian root tea be taken every night?
    • Studies show that prolonged, consistent use of valerian root tea is correlated with increased "deep sleep" and REM sleep hours in the evening. While valerian root tea is safe for regular use, it's wise to consult with a healthcare provider for long-term use. 


Embracing valerian root for tea is more than a journey into the world of herbal teas; it's an exploration of nature's gentle power to soothe, heal, and restore. After all, sleep is one of the most important -- if not THE most important -- self-care regimen of your life. Whether you seek a peaceful night's sleep or a momentary retreat from the day's stress, valerian root tea offers a natural, effective remedy. Let's cherish this gift from nature, integrating it mindfully into our wellness routines.

FDA Disclaimer: None of the statements in this article have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. None of our products are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult with your doctor before drinking any herbal supplement tea.

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