May be used for the treatment of mild to moderate insomnia.
Many different chemical compounds have been identified in the extract of which valerenic acid is the most important. It is widely used for short-term insomnia which is supported by evidence obtained from clinical trials. Published studies also support its use for the treatment of anxiety and to relieve intestinal spasms and restlessness.
Sleeping problems, smooth muscle relaxant, anxiety.
No contra-indications have been described
No information exists on the long term use of valerian extract. Consult a health professional if you are ill.
Use of valerian with other herbs, supplements and drugs with sedative action may enhance the therapeutic and adverse effects.
PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
The safety of valerian during preganancy and lactation has not been ascertained. Do not use.
DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS OF USE
Take two to three capsules at bedtime.
SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
None described. Valerian produces no morning hangover and no impairment of alertness has been described.
KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT
Securitainer containing 60 capsules.