Valerian: Relax the Natural Way


Relax the natural way!

Most people find even day-to-day living increasingly stressful and slowing down isn’t always an option. Anti-anxiety drugs are prescribed more and more, but there are natural ways to reset the body’s balance and feel more calm. This is one area in particular where herbal remedies have made great impact for those who wish to avoid chemical solutions for everyday stress.

Valerian is a perennial flowering plant with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers. Valerian has been used as a medicinal herb since at least the time of ancient Greece and Rome. Its theraputic properties were described by Hippocrates, and Galen later prescribed it as a remedy for insomnia. In medieval Sweden, it was sometimes placed in the wedding clothes of the groom to ward off the “envy” of the elves. During World War II, it was used in England to relieve the stress of air raids.


Relaxing Blend” Ingredients
Choline, Inositol, Lecithin, Valerian, Glutamine
Nutritional Information
20 Calories, 0 Total Fat, 0 Cholesterol,
4 gms Carbohydrates, 0 Fiber,
0 Protein, 0 Sugars
Serving Size: 1 Scoop = 4.8 Grams

Choline is a water-soluble essential nutrient. It is usually grouped within the Vitamin B complex. It was discovered by Andreas Strecker in 1864, chemically synthesized in 1866, and in 1998 choline was classified as an essential nutrient by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine.


About Smoothie Essentials - ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the MatchaGT blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. The Smoothie Essentials product is a line of boosts that add functionality to one's daily foods without adding flavor or colors. (except for MatchaGT and green blend) making it easy to "hide" them from the finicky eaters we all know and love. From stirring them into yogurts, smoothies, frappes and even juice drinks it all come out with the original flavor being center star.. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at or by emailing

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