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Valerian Root

Valerian root is often used for sleep disorders, and in many cases, people combine it with other herbs that cause drowsiness. The supplement is made from the root of the herb, which is dried and ground into a fine powder that’s easily digestible.

Common Uses of Valerian Root

Some people use valerian root supplements to treat conditions such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (commonly called ADHD)
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Excitability
  • Headaches
  • Hot flashes
  • Hypochondria
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Migraines
  • Mild tremors
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Nervous asthma
  • Psychological stress
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stomach upset

Valerian Root Dosage

The amount of valerian root in supplements can vary, so it’s important to read the label to ensure you’re getting the correct dosage for your needs. You should also consult with your physician before you begin taking a new supplement.

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