Valerian in tincture or capsule form can help some people cope better with vertigo. As an alternative to valium, which works but can be problematic given its addictive nature, valerian root is an anti-spasmodic as well as a pain reliever. As an anodyne valerian root reduces the sensitivity of nerves.
Valerian root has also been used to manage the nervous system, irritability, nervous exhaustion, relieve tension and in some cases, hysteria. Its sedative properties makes this herbal root one of nature’s most potent tranquilizers.
To prepare a valerian drink, steep one teaspoon of dried valerian secures in a cup of water for 5-10 minutes. Strain and drink up to 3 times a week for a duration of two or three weeks. Or take one teaspoon of valerian tincture for two to three weeks.