How will Hops & Valerian with Passion Flower help me? Nature’s Sunshine’s Hops & Valerian with Passionflower is a unique combination of natural ingredients which provide a natural source of selenium, zinc, niacin and vitamin C, each of which offer benefits to the nervous system. Vitamin C is a well-known antioxidant vitamin that contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system and immune system, and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Selenium protects cells from oxidative stress. Zinc contributes to normal cognitive function, and niacin contributes toward a normal nervous system. Hops contain chemicals that have a sedative effect and Passion flower was first discovered in Peru, where it was used as a calming sedative during times of stress. What is Valerian? Sleep is one of the leading lifestyle factors affected significantly by stress. Valerian has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years; dating back to Ancient Greek and Chinese medicine. It is a popular herb for supporting the body to deal with stress and has been shown in studies to be beneficial in reducing the amount of time it takes people to fall asleep.