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Valerian
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3.42
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6.83

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4.8
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4.58
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Valerian is a traditional herbal sleep remedy that can be used for Anxiety.

 

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Tags: Valerian, Sleep, Anxiety , Depression, Natural, Herb




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venusss
Maidan Chick

Registered: March 2010
Location: Almost in Putin's backyard
Posts: 5896
Review Date: Fri March 21, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

 
Pros: helps to mellow out before sleep and fall asleep quite well
Cons: slightly addictive, horrid taste

I use valerian for sleep and it works well (doesn't zonk me out, but helps fall asleep naturally without disturbing the sleep cycle, which is great). Is slightly addictive when taken long term in higher doses (problems falling asleep without and rebound anxiety).

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solluxcaptor
Junior Member

Registered: September 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 15
Review Date: Wed January 22, 2014 Would you recommend the product? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 5 

 
Pros: Effective
Cons: Loses effect after a couple of weeks using it

The effect of this product wore off after some time, but initially, it was effective.

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shortandcute
UnWise Elder

Registered: August 2011
Location: Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 2514
Review Date: Thu May 2, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: really helps a lot--sometimes it gives my trazadone that extra kick
Cons: stinks

Go for it

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shortandcute
UnWise Elder

Registered: August 2011
Location: Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 2514
Review Date: Mon November 5, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: helps me relax and sleep better
Cons: none for me

i still have to take meds, but valerain really helps a lot

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longnow
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Registered: October 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 15
Review Date: Sun February 3, 2008 Would you recommend the product? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 4 

 
Pros: works OK
Cons: I've read that it's not good for the long term

There's much better stuff available. I've noticed that good formulas seem to avoid using it. Complexes are better than single herbs.

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Mother_Goose
New Member

Registered: August 2007
Posts: 5
Review Date: Fri August 3, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 7 

 
Pros: very mild sedative effect; no prescription needed
Cons:

I have used Valerian to help me sleep, but really haven't noticed much benefit when taking for anxiety or depression. It is very mild, and I have had to use it in addition to other herbs and/or meds, even for a good nights sleep. It is like the icing on the cake when used with Trazodone for sleep!

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Amerikasend
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Registered: December 2006
Location: Merryland
Posts: 22
Review Date: Tue December 5, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 3 

 
Pros: barely calming
Cons: smells and taste like smelly shoes

If you're going to buy this stuff, don't buy the valerian in pills, it's a total waste of money. Buy it in bu;lk at a herbal shop. It's real cheap

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Registered: December 2003
Location: Coram Deo
Posts: 33134
Review Date: Tue November 7, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: no side effects (unlike most sleep meds)
Cons: finding suitable dosing takes persistence

This herb is sold in very low mgs in most cases (25 - 160mg) whereas I need between 800 -1200 mg a night for sleep. With that said, it is rather inexpensive even at higher doses, a bottle of 180 capsules of 530 mg was less than $15.00 (= .08 a capsule.) It usually takes an hour before feeling the effects, best to also be "winding down" while waiting, to allow for fullest effect.

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Perzephone
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Registered: May 2005
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 350
Review Date: Tue September 19, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 5 

 
Pros: Mild, generally low side-effects
Cons: Low effectiveness, possible alduteration - unregulated in the US

I honestly get little to no effect from valerian, even in high milligram dosage over a period of time. I found a decent smelling/tasting tea that includes valerian - 'SleepyTime Extra' by Celestial Seasonings. It's a lemony-minty tea (with only a little bitter mousy flavor if left to steep for a long time) that does help me wind down after work.

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Rapunzel
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Registered: June 2003
Location: noplace
Posts: 10278
Review Date: Sat September 16, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

 
Pros: helps with sleep effectively and still lets you wake up when you are ready with no medicine head
Cons: doesn't work as fast as other sleep remedies

It helped me to be able to sleep when I couldn't, if I thought to take it early enough. Once it is the middle of the night and you realize you can't get to sleep, there's not as much point. It was better than taking Tylenol PM because it didn't knock me out for too long or make me groggy the next day. When also on St. John's Wort, Valerian works faster and is more powerful. After starting SJW, Valerian would make me sleep in the middle of the afternoon even in small quanities.

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alisandria
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Registered: August 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 303
Review Date: Fri September 8, 2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
Pros: N/A
Cons: awful smell/taste

I couldn't get past the smell/taste of them...no matter what version I tried of it. I didn't really find any relief from it either.

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Rhapsody
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Registered: January 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 9920
Review Date: Fri June 23, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Works really fast and it only take 1-2 pills to get results - 3 pills for a good night sleep. The cost is very low and the product can be purchased at your local store.
Cons: May not work well with all medicines.... check with your doctor.

AWESOME!!!! - I took this before I went back on a Rx medicine and I can still take it in between my regular medicine of Celexa as needed, no side effects to speak of so far. It is also GREAT in helping to settle your nerves or to decrease panic attacks as they occur.... it even relaxes you enough for a good night sleep.per Wal-Mart: 100 pills for around $5.50

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