Valerian (fresh & dried)
Extracted in a minimum of 35% alcohol
Has been used as a sedative and a sleep aid, and to reduce tension and anxiety. Note that in some people large doses of Valerian can have the opposite of the desired effect, and cause agitation and disturbing dreams. Its anti-spasmodic properties may be helpful to relieve menstrual cramps, intestinal colic, and migraine. Valerian has a pungent smell, but actually tastes quite pleasant.