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Go to bed with a new friend

doTERRA introduces Valerian

Did you hear it? There is a new friend you would like to take to the bedroom. But wait, before you get the wrong ideas, it's not about what you think. We're talking about doTERRA's newest introduction, Valerian Root essential oil! Yes, you heard right – an essential oil as your new bedroom friend. But instead of wild adventures, this friend promises you a deeper and more relaxed sleep. And as a bonus, in the long run, good sleep also helps balance your hormones, allowing your libido to rebound. So what are you waiting for? Meet Valerian, your new best friend for a good night's sleep.

Sleep is the golden chain that connects our health and body

A good night's sleep is essential to your health and well-being. It helps restore your body and mind, creates a better mood and promotes concentration and productivity during the day. Unfortunately, many people struggle to get enough quality sleep. A lack of sleep can lead to fatigue, irritability, decreased concentration, memory problems and even serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and weight gain. In this blog post, we will discuss how Valerian Root essential oil can contribute to better sleep and well-being from now on.


Back in time: valerian has long been a friend of mankind

In Greek mythology, Valerian root was associated with the god of sleep, Hypnos, and his son Morpheus, the god of dreams. Valerian was considered a powerful herb to help induce sleep and promote lucid dreams. The ancient Romans also used Valerian root as a sedative and it was known as “all-heal” for its wide applications in medicine.

In the Middle Ages, Valerian was considered a powerful amulet against witchcraft and black magic, and was sometimes worn to ward off evil spirits and offer protection from evil influences.

Interestingly, Valerian was also associated with cats because cats love the smell of Valerian root. Some ancient texts describe Valerian as “the catnip for humans” because of its relaxing and calming effects.

What science says: Valerian has proven effects

Valerian Root essential oil has been used for centuries as a natural remedy to improve sleep. It is made from the root of the Valerian plant and has an earthy scent. Several scientific studies have shown that Valerian Root essential oil can help improve sleep quality and reduce insomnia. For example, a study published in the Journal of Herbal Medicine showed that the oil can help improve sleep quality and reduce insomnia in adults. Another study, published in the International Journal of Neuroscience, found that Valerian Root essential oil improved sleep and reduced the time it took to fall asleep in older adults.

In rest lies your strength: Valerian guides you inward

In addition to improving sleep, Valerian Root essential oil can also contribute to a healthy mood. A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology showed that Valerian Root essential oil can reduce anxious feelings and contribute to a healthy mood. This, in turn, can contribute to better sleep quality and a healthier life in general.
Valerian essential oil can be a powerful ally for those seeking rest and relaxation. Valerian encourages us to relax and let go so that we can connect with our own inner strength. Valerian can help free us from frightening thoughts, worries and stress and allow us to view situations from a new and stronger position. Valerian gives us the power to focus on our own inner strength, which can lead to greater peace, confidence and a deeper sense of inner strength.

Valerian can therefore help you relax and let go so that you can better feel your inner strength and pursue your dreams and goals with confidence and conviction.

It is important to remember that these benefits are based on scientific research, which has not necessarily been conducted with doTERRA Valerian Root essential oil.

Valerian and discomfort:

Your new friend is more than just a sleeping companion

Valerian Root essential oil can also help reduce discomfort. A study published in the Journal of Pain Research showed that Valerian Root essential oil can help reduce discomfort in people with lower back pain. Another study, published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, found that the oil has properties, which promote healthy inflammatory responses and therefore may help reduce discomfort.
Valerian Root essential oil is a valuable remedy to use for good sleep, healthy mood and reducing discomfort. Scientific studies show that Valerian Root essential oil is an effective agent for improving sleep quality, reducing insomnia, reducing anxious inference and reducing discomfort.


Valerian: how do you use it?

dōTERRA Valerian essential oil can be used by inhalation, ingestion and application to the skin. Add a few drops of oil to a diffuser before bedtime to create a relaxing and soothing environment. Combine with dōTERRA Lavender (Lavendel) oil in a Veggie Cap before bedtime. Or add a few drops to a carrier oil and massage it on your temples, wrists or chest to help calm the mind and promote a good night's sleep.

Using Valerian Root essential oil can be a useful complement to other healthy habits, such as regular exercise, a healthy diet and reducing stress. A good night's sleep is essential to our health and well-being.


Morpheus' Dreamland Diffuser Blend

Ingredients:

3 drops of Valerian essential oil

3 drops Lavender (Lavendel) essential oil

2 drops Roman Chamomile (Roomse Kamille)essential oil

2 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil

Instructions:

Fill your diffuser with water to the recommended level. Add Valerian essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Chamomile essential oil and Ylang Ylang essential oil to the diffuser. Turn on the diffuser and enjoy the soothing and calming aromas.

This blend is perfect for creating a relaxing and soothing atmosphere in your bedroom, or anywhere in your home where you need some extra relaxation and rest. It combines the soothing properties of Valerian and Lavender with the calming and soothing properties of Chamomile and Ylang Ylang for an aroma that helps you relax and unwind.

The information in this blog post is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult a qualified health care provider before beginning the use of essential oils or other supplements, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition.

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Bent, S., Padula, A., Moore, D., Patterson, M., & Mehling, W. (2006). Valerian for sleep: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The American Journal of Medicine, 119(12), 1005-1012.

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Shafiee, M., Arekhi, S., Omranzadeh, A., Sahebkar, A., & Emami, S. A. (2017). Effect of valerian on sleep quality in postmenopausal women: a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial. Menopause, 24(4), 415-421.

Sánchez-Martínez, M., & Vázquez, C. (2018). A meta-analysis of scientific information on Valeriana officinalis L.: ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry and pharmacology. Phytotherapy Research, 32(4), 597-611.

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