valerian, sleep aid, tincture, herbal tincture, sleep tincture
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Valerian is one of Nature’s gentlest, non-toxic, non-addictive sedatives. Finlandia’s Valerian product is a fluid extract and is 3-5 times more potent than the usual tincture. This herb has been valued as an antispasmodic and sleep aid since the Ancient Greek civilization. The first known records reported its use in the treatment of seizures. "Since Hippocratic times, Valerian has been used for a wide range of conditions but especially for its calming effect." Valerian was also used successfully during World War 2 to treat shell and air-raid shock without depressing vital functions or mental activity.

Today, Valerian is widely used throughout Europe, China, India and Egypt as a mild sedative, a sleep aid for insomnia and as a balancing agent for hyper-excitability. Its calming action is known to reduce nervous stress. It can be used to calm smoker’s cough and bronchial spasm. 
An unusual feature of valerian is that valerian root and leaves are a cat attractant similar to, and as safe as, catnip. Anecdotal reports claim that valerian is also attractive to rats - so much so that it had been used to bait traps.
Valerian is a perennial flowering plant, with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers that bloom in the summer.

Native to Europe and parts of Asia, Valerian has been introduced into North America. The flowers are frequently visited by many fly species, especially hoverflies. It is consumed as food.

Product highlights:

  • Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a sleep aid
  • Traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve nervousness
  • 3 - 5 times stronger than usual tinctures on the market

Further information



Each dose of 20 drops (1ml) contains:

Medicinal ingredients:

Valeriana officinalis (Valerian Root)

1000mg of plant

Non-medicinal ingredients:

Water, ethanol,

Adult Dosage:

Take 20 – 40 drops 1 – 3 times per day in a small amount of water.

Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activity requiring mental alertness within 2 hours of consumption. Consumption with alcohol or other sedative medications or natural health products is not recommended. Do not use if seal is broken.

Finlandia Single Liquid Fluid Extracts

The majority of our tinctures are actually herbal fluid extracts which are 3 – 5 times stronger than tinctures. Fluid extracts consist of 1 part plant to 1 part extracting liquid (typically a mixture of water and alcohol). Tinctures are 1 part plant diluted with 3 – 5 (or more) parts extracting liquid which makes them 3 to 5 times weaker than fluid extracts.

What this means for you is that your dosages will be in drops instead of teaspoons (quite appreciated especially if the herb does not taste very good!). Your bottle will last 3-5 times longer but it is not 3-5 times the price of the weaker tinctures.

We are updating our inventory on an on-going basis so if you do not see what you are looking for, please contact us.

Contact info:

Phone : 604.733.5323 ext #2