Valerian Root is a "natural valium" that acts as a mild tranquilizer by calming the nerves. It eases muscle spasms; relieves menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome. It relaxes the muscles in the digestive system. It has been used in treating insomnia; hastens sleep, improves sleep quality and reduces nighttime awakenings. It is helpful in treating anxiety, panic attacks, tension, and headaches. Valerian Root improves circulation and reduces mucus from colds; relieves irritable bowel syndrome; lowers blood pressure.