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Interesting Facts About Setwall (Valerian Roots)

Setwall, commonly known as Valerian, is an Herb native to Asia and Europe that now grows in many other areas of the World, including the United States and Canada. The roots, Rhizomes (underground stems), and Stolons (horizontal stems) of Setwall are used to make Dietary Supplements such as Capsules and Tablets, as well as Teas and Tinctures. Preliminary research suggests that Valepotriates — the compounds that give Setwall its characteristic Pungent Smell — may have Anti-anxiety and Antidepressant effects in the body. Setwall has mild Sedative properties and people can use it as a Sleep Aid and to Treat Anxiety.

Uses and Effectiveness 

  • Setwall in Supplement form may be helpful for treating certain conditions, including Anxiety and Insomnia and Reducing Hyperactive Behavior in Children.
  • Compounds in Setwall may also interact with receptors for Serotonin and Adenosine, chemicals that play important roles in the regulation of Sleep and Mood.
  • Setwall may reduce the amount of time it takes to fall Asleep, as well as improve Sleep Quality and Quantity. 
  • Setwall may help reduce Hot Flashes in Menopausal and Postmenopausal people.
  • The Natural Anti-inflammatory properties of Setwall Tea can Soothe the Inflammation in the Capillaries and Lower Blood Pressure, helping to Relieve the Pain and Tension of most Headaches and feel the Relaxation.

Side Effects 

Setwall is a Sedative Herb and may cause Headache, Dizziness, Itchiness, Upset Stomach, Dry Mouth, Vivid Dreams, and Daytime Drowsiness. Setwall may cause excessive Sleepiness if combined with Alcohol, some Antidepressants, Over-The-Counter Sleeping Pills, or Cold and Flu remedies containing Codeine, Diphenhydramine, or Doxylamine. Setwall should not be given to Children, Pregnant Women, or Nursing Mothers. It should be avoided with Extreme caution in heavy Drinkers or people with Liver Disease.

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