Amantilla is an extract produced from the root of Valeriana officinalis, commonly known as valerian. The valerian herb in Amantilla has been used medicinally for at least 2,000 years. It has been included in many editions of the United States Dispensatory (Merck) since 1849, which reported the herb’s effect on the nervous system. It is very effective in treating stress and anxiety. For some, Amantilla can also be used to induce sleep. GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid), sometimes referred to as the body’s natural tranquilizer is one of the amino acids produced in the brain. Valerian extracts like Amantilla stimulate GABA production in quantities sufficient to cause a sedative effect. Therefore, Amantilla may cause sedation by increasing the amount of GABA available in the synaptic clefts in the brain.
Insomnia: take 30 drops in 4 oz. of water at bedtime.
Severe Insomnia: take 30 drops every 30 minutes beginning 2 hours before bedtime for 5 nights.
Mild Anxiety: take 10 drops 2-4 times per day.
Moderate to Severe Anxiety, Panic Attacks: take 10-15 drops every 15 minutes in at least 2 oz. of water until symptoms are resolved. Can also put 2 droppers full (approximately 60 drops) in at least 480 ml (one pint) of water and sip over a 2-hour period, repeating until symptoms are resolved, then take 10 drops 2-4 times per day for maintenance.