What is Valerian Root?

Valerian root is an herb derived from a plant that is native to both Europe and Asia. The Valerian root has been used for thousands of years to treat various disorders like headaches, digestive problems, arthritis, and the nervous system. There has not been enough research to support the use of the Valerian root to treat anxiety disorders, however there has been some unpublished reports from those who have taken it and they have reported feelings of calmness and reduced nervous tension and stress.