Valerian Tincture for Stress Headaches

Updated: Jun 21, 2021

Valerian Tincture for Stress Headaches
General Information
  • Tinctures
  • Oral
  • Easy
  • 7 minutes
  • 2 cups


  • 2 tablespoons of valerian (roots)
  • 2 cups of vodka


This valerian tincture is a good remedy to have in your herbal cabinet. The herb's natural soothing and calming actions can quickly and effectively get rid of stress headaches. For those who prefer alcohol-free tinctures, the vodka can be substituted for vinegar or vegetable glycerin, though alcohols tend to produce the most potent and effective preparations.

  1. Finely chop the valerian root and place it in a jar.(5 minutes)
  2. Pour enough vodka into the container for the liquid to cover the herbs by an inch.(2 minutes)
  3. Store the container in a safe, warm location for four to six weeks. Remember to periodically shake the jar .
  4. After six weeks, strain the herbs, reserving the liquid. Store the tincture in a childproof bottle. Enjoy!

For stress headaches, take a few drops of this valerian tincture every hour until symptoms persist. Valerian tincture is very potent and should be used sparingly.