What are Valerian and Hops?
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) grows wild in forests, along river banks and on wet meadows throughout Germany. It is a tall upright perennial, to 1.5m with beautiful scented small reddish or white blossoms. Both the rhizome and roots are used in making medicinal extracts.
Hops (Humuls lupulus) is a species of flowering plant native to Europe, Western Asia and North America. It is a perennial, herbaceous, climbing plant which sends up new shoots in early spring and dies back to a cold-hardy rhizome in autumn.
Valerian and Hops can be found in Flordis’ ReDormin products.
The history of Valeriana officinalis and Humulus lupulus use
Both valerian and hops have long traditions of helping with insomnia and sleeplessness.
The use of Valeriana officinalis for insomnia stems from Ancient Greece, where it was known as 'phu' - a reference to the offensive odour of the roots. The Latin term valere, from which the common name Valerian originates, means "to be strong, be well”. Traditional medicine across different cultures has used the strobiles of female Humulus lupulus to treat insomnia for centuries.
The specific extract used by Flordis
The specific extract of Valeriana officinalis and Humulus lupulus used by Flordis is known as Ze 91019.
Flordis believes it’s the science behind growing, harvesting and processing that delivers the true health benefits of natural medicine. Ze 91019 is extracted and formulated using a proven process. This individual and highly technical process ensures a consistent form and amount of Ze 91019 is used in every formulation - meaning each final product will contain the same high-quality active ingredient.
Flordis’ ReDormin contains the specific extract that is used in clinical trials. Our careful control of the growth, harvesting and manufacturing of our natural medicines are designed to reduce variability and ensure consistency between products.
Ze 91019 has been well researched and has demonstrated good results in clinical trials and other scientific research.