AHPA’s 40 Herbs We Love – No. 17: Valerian Root (with love from Gaia Herbs)

July 26, 2022

AHPA's 40th anniversary celebrations continue with our showcase of the seventeenth of many beloved herbs at the heart of our robust industry and vibrant community.

No. 17: Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis)

For some people, falling asleep is sometimes the most challenging part of the sleep cycle. With a long traditional use of promoting a sense of relaxation, valerian root is a calming herb that supports a natural transition to sleep so you can enjoy a good night of rest.

Gaia Herbs valerian root extract is made from valerian grown on Gaia's own certified organic farm. Delivering 1.8 mg of valerianic acid derivatives per serving, this extract is purity-tested, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and screened for pesticides and heavy metals with results available online via, the world's first herb traceability platform.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Share the Love
Do you want to celebrate an herb you love with AHPA's 40 Herbs We Love campaign for AHPA's 40th anniversary? Contact Amber Bennett to learn more about sponsoring your favorite herb!
More Ways to Celebrate
In addition to AHPA's 40 Herbs We Love, there are more fun and exciting ways to get involved with AHPA's 40th anniversary celebration.
You can:
  • Share your photos from the 80s! Pay homage to the 1980s (the decade AHPA was founded) by submitting photos of yourself and/or friends and colleagues in the herbal industry. The photos will be shared in the AHPA Report and on social media for members and followers to guess who is in the photo!
  • Author a 40th anniversary letter or guest article for the AHPA Report! Share a favorite memory or lesson learned, comment on a historical or present issue, or address AHPA members and friends of the herbal and natural products industry with your own 40th anniversary message in the monthly AHPA Report.
  • Join us for the 40th anniversary Founders Series fireside chats! Gather (virtually) with fellow AHPA founders and friends for a pre-recorded fireside chat to discuss topics celebrating AHPA history, achievements, and what sets us apart in the herbal community. Videos will be available to watch on-demand and shared in AHPA Updates, the AHPA Report, and on social media.
Click here to download more information on all the ways you can join us to celebrate 40 years of AHPA, and contact Melissa Do with any questions and to get started.




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