Valerian has long been regarded for its depressing action on the central nervous system and relaxing the smooth muscles of the uterus, colon, and bronchial passages. Useful for hyperactive or anxious individuals to calm and reduce nervous tension. This action can also be useful for individuals with hypertension due to stress and nervousness. Also a great antispasmodic, which can be employed for cramping, muscle tension, or added to a cough formula. Its sedating action can be useful for some for sleep and mixes well with passionflower and hops for this.