This product is being used by millions of people worldwide.
A well-designed trial conducted in the year 1996 revealed impressive results. The trial had 121 insomniacs. The valerian extract (2 tablets – 300 mg each) was given an hour before the bedtime. They showed significant improvement in dream recall, sense of psychosomatic well-being and sleep quality.
Facts about Tagara
The botanical name of tagara is valeriana wallichii and it belongs to the valerianaceae family. It is also commonly known as tagara, valerian and all heal. This herb is tufted and hairy in nature and it primarily grows in the Himalayan area. The root of this herb has a sweet and aromatic essential oil, which is used medically. Members of this genus are widely available in the temperate regions of Asia, Europe and North America. Eurasian Vakeruaba officinalis – this is the most cultivated species for medicinal use. Tagara is a stimulant, anti spasmodic, stomachic and carminative.
Active elements in Tagara
The rhizomes and the root of this herb have a sweet aroma and consist of essential oils and valepotriates. Apart from this, monoterpenoids, lignans, alkaloids, sesquiterpenoids with medicinal qualities are found in this herb. Methylapigenin and hesperidin in this herb are known to possess sleep enhancing and sedative qualities. Tagara contains valerenic acid, which restricts the enzyme – induced breakdown of GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid), which is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter of the brain.