Valerian Root is derived from Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis) a flowering plant. Its benefits are known to calm and restore the nervous system. This plant has been used medicinally for centuries dating back to ancient Greece and Rome. It was used for things like insomnia, epilepsy and calming anxiety. Today its known for being used to treat menstrual cramps, lowering blood pressure, stress management and a natural sedative.