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Valeriana officinalis, Valerianaceae) is a hardy perennial flowering plant, with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers. Valerian has uses in herbal medicine as a sedative. It has in the past been recommended for epilepsy but that has not been supported by modern research. The main current use of valerian is as... more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 53% (573 Members) find Valerian helpful

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Did not work.
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I used this for Insomnia and found it very effective with no morning rebound like you find with overthecounter sleeping products and Rx ones too. I took two pills I dont know the milligrams but I followed the directions on the bottle and they came from and they were the store brand. I learned that Valerian should not be used every night for longer than one month. I am not sure why.
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Valerian is great, but does not keep me asleep all eight hours long, necessarily. Otherwise, Valerian is very good. I also take melatonin about 6 mg before bedtime.
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I take valerian root in a tea that includes a number of other things, including camomile. I have found it to be helpful.
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Love that stuff. Aids in sleep and its all natural a make the tea. side effects relaxed drowsy.
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yes this one is the best sleeping medicine. no side effects
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Valerian is an aid which helps to relax, but is not potent enough to help me actually get to sleep.
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Helps when combined with Ambien cr 12.5 mg and trazodone
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If I have it on me, I take it when I get an attack. It helps calm me down and eases the tension in my body.
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  1. Discussion: Supplements for Insomnia?
    I use valerian as needed and it works for me. [More]
  2. Discussion: Trouble sleeping
    Try OTC valerian. Works great for sleep. [More]
  3. Discussion: Too good to be true...
    Try the OTC valerian. It's potent. [More]
  4. Discussion: Valerian root extract
    Cool thanks :) [More]
  5. Discussion: Valerian root extract
    I bought some recently. It stung when i put droos under my tongue. I didnt want to diffuse in water. Anyone else got tips on using this. Has it wo... [More]