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Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) September 4, 2009

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Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

Used as a mild sedative and calming agent. Approved by German health authorities as a treatment for insomnia. Although some clinical trials report fast onset of action, full effects may take two to four weeks. Products standardized to 0.8% valerenic acids. Typical amount for insomnia is 400 to 600 mg of a standardized extract, 30 to 60 before bedtime. Generally considered safe but should bot ne taken with other types of sleeping medications or tranquilizers. Not prescribed during pregnancy.

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