What is Valerian Root?

Valerian is an herbaceous plant. The root of the valerian plant has a calming and soothing effect. It is not known exactly how valerian works. Valerian doesn’t work with everyone, either. Valerian can help with mild tension, stress, nervousness and anxiety, and insomnia.

Valerian for tension, nervousness, and anxiety

Are you facing a stressful period at work? Are you nervous about a long flight? Valerian has a calming and soothing effect and can help against mild forms of tension, nervousness, and anxiety. It can help with short and occasional moments of tension, such as fear of flying. Valerian can also help if you are often tense or anxious for a long time, for example, with work-related tension.

Are you often tense, and do you notice that you can function less well? Then consult your doctor.

Valerian For Insomnia

Do you often stare at the ceiling at night? Poor sleep can have many causes. Valerian can help if you sleep poorly due to tension or stress. Always consult your doctor before deciding to use sleeping pills. Together you can identify the exact cause of your sleeping problem and find a solution.

Valerian or Melatonin?

The use of melatonin only makes sense if the cause of your sleeping problem is a disrupted biological clock. Doctors and experts warn against using melatonin on your own. Therefore, always consult your doctor or an expert first. Do you want to know more about melatonin? read on

Valerian or St. John’s wort?

St. John’s wort is an herb that is used for mild to moderate depressive symptoms. For example, it can improve your mood and reduce insomnia. If you’re lying awake for any reason other than depression, using St. John’s wort can actually help insomnia. Therefore, always consult your doctor first.

Is valerian addictive?

Valerian doesn’t work with everyone. Therefore, it cannot be said whether valerian is addictive and, if so, at what dosage or period of use.

Which dosage should I use?

Valerian is sold in various forms and dosages. Always read the package leaflet before use and do not use more valerian than indicated in the package leaflet. Do you want more information? Then visit the nearest store.

Can you overdose on valerian?

Valerian overdose is difficult to determine. After all, valerian doesn’t work for everyone. Always read the package leaflet before use and do not use more valerian than indicated in the package leaflet. Have you taken a high dose of valerian and are experiencing side effects? Then consult your doctor.

What are the side effects of valerian?

The use of valerian can have side effects. The most common side effects of valerian are gastrointestinal complaints, such as nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, and drowsiness. Do you experience one or more of these complaints when using valerian? Then consult your doctor.

Are you allowed to drive if you use valerian?

Valerian can make you drowsy and less alert. Therefore, it is not wise to get in the car if you have used valerian.

Can you drink alcohol if you use valerian?

Alcohol can affect the way valerian works. Would you rather not take a risk? Do not drink alcohol if you use valerian. The same applies to the simultaneous use of other tranquilizers and caffeinated drinks. This can also influence the effect of valerian.

Can you use valerian if you take antidepressants?

Do you take antidepressants? Valerian can enhance the effect of medicines that suppress the central nervous system. Valerian is why you should not use it in combination with antidepressants. This also applies to sleep pills. Are you unsure whether you can use valerian in combination with medicines that you already take? Always consult your doctor.

Can you use valerian if you are pregnant?

Are you pregnant, or would you like to become pregnant? Or are you breastfeeding? Then the use of valerian is not recommended. Not much is known about the use of valerian during pregnancy. Your doctor may be able to prescribe another medicine that you can use safely.

Valerian in children

Valerian is not suitable for children under five. Does your child sleep badly? Always consult your doctor before deciding to give your child valerian or other sleep supplements.

In what forms is valerian available?

Valerian is available in different forms:

  • Tablets
  • Drops
  • Tea