A 33-year-old female asked:
is it safe to take valerian root every night to help me sleep? it helps a lot but i don't want to take it daily if not safe.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Randy Baker answered
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Apparently safe: Like many natural products, research is limited, but a fair amount of research has been done and as far as is known valerian is quite safe and there are no (as of yet) known problems with long-term use. It is certainly far safer than pharmaceutical alternatives. See http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/valerian-healthprofessional/ also see http://bit.Ly/19qotkw for other suggestions to help sleep.
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
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