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Is It Safe To Take Valerian Kava At The Same Time
Mostly: If you are not taking other medications and use proper doses, these may be safe. Both are sedating and can cause reactions or possible allergy. Valerian root may cause disturbed dreams and other side effects. Kava has been associated with liver toxicity which may be due to the wrong part of the plant being used. Use trusted sources that use the right part. Kava root not stem or leaf.
With caution: Whenever any 2 drugs or herbs are taken that can cause relaxation/sedation there can be an additive effect so you get more sedated than either alone- but this is probably the whole point of your wanting to take them together! It should be safe but use with caution and don't drive/do anything hazardous:http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/kava-with-valerian-root-2381-0-2284-10628.Html? Consumer=1.
Are herbal supplements for anxiety and depression - such as kava kava, valerian root, and yerba mate - safe to use with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD?
Depends: Herbs and vitamins are similar to medications in that none works for all. It is more a question of which helps you and which doesnt. Unfortunately, that comes down to trial and error. There is also Melatonin, Tryptophan, and Lobelia to name a few other substances that are often helpful. While the medications work 'better", they have more side effects and some are addictingSee 1 more doctor answer
No single best: Just like there is no best single drug for anxiety, there is no single best herb. We are all unique biochemically and a drug or herb that might work great for one person may not help another at all. Of the 3 you mention kava causes the most side effects. You can try passion flower ; valerian to see which works better for you, but holy basil (tulsi), rhodiola and l-theanine are also worth trying.
With regards to valerian and kava kava, which both theoretically cause liver damage. Are there any supplements that aren't harmful to the liver?
Why take them?: Valerian and kava kava are quite ineffective for sleep. Why would you take anything that causes little good and can cause harm?
Can herbal supplements that come from china such as kava kava or valerian root have benzos or other substance that are not listed on the bottle?
Hardly slept at a for more than a week. Tried, valerian root, melatonin, kava, motrinpm, ambien, and xanax (alprazolam). Xanax (alprazolam) helped two nights but does not work now. Also tried relaxation techniques suggested. Help?
Please see doctor: If you're not sleeping for over a week, there are multiple possible causes including bipolar hypomania or mania, intoxication with stimulants, withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs, etc. You need to see a physician -- preferably a psychiatrist -- in person for an evaluation to see what's going on and to get the right kind of help. Best wishes.See 3 more doctor answers
I threw away the Ativan that the doctor gave me because it doesn't mix well with my other meds plus I don't want to get addicted, I drink tea every night for anxiety and I'm wondering which of these is the best- valerian root, kava, or chamomile?
See below.: It's great you decided to try less addictive ways to reduce your anxiety. Chamomile is probably the safest tea to help you relax. You may want to drink less if you take aspirin or another blood thinner with it. Valerian is helpful for sleep and anxiety, but it may cause insomnia, upset stomach and irregular heart beat in some people. Kava has been linked with a few reports of liver disease.See 1 more doctor answer
Can kava kava extract, valerian root or st. Johns wort cause a false positive for benzos on a hair follicle test?
Hi my husband is having such bad anxiety and depression it is making him throw up. Would st johns wort or kava help? Valarian root was working
Psychiatrist: Would recommend seeing family Doc for a possible referral to psychiatry. Not a great idea to self medicate with these type of symptoms.
"I was prescribed.75 Clonazepam for insomnia at bed time 3 month ago. Can I take kava kava on the same day not together for anxiety?
Anxiety: Yes, it will not do you any haremSee 2 more doctor answers
Good Kava is safe: Kava drinkers relate a pleasant sense of tranquillity & sociability upon consumption. Original scientific studies of Kava was performed by the noted pharmacologist Louis Lewin in 1886. Anxiolytic dosage 40-75 mg of kavalactones three times daily- as needed basis. Kava must be bought from a reputable source.
Probably: Kava is not regulated by the fda and therefore it is not known how much of the active ingredient, kavalactones, you are getting. However, the combination is likely safe.
I take Wellbutrin for depression and Vistaril for anxiety. I enjoy drinking yogi tea, I was wondering if it is safe to drink the Kava stress relieftea?
Yes, however...: Both magnesium and kava can have a relaxing effect and make you pretty mellow. It is perfectly safe to take them together, just be aware that it might make you sleepy and you should not try to drive or operate heavy equipment for a few hours after taking. While generally safe and well tolerated be aware of potential hazards. See https://draxe. Com/kava-root/ for more info.
Don't do it: I'd urge you not to use it at all. You don't know what parts of the plant are in your tea / pills, the benefits are dubious, and there are better ways to relax.
No problem, but….: The active chemical of Kava Kava is a minor tranquilizer. Sertraline can help people with anxiety related to phobias, panic disorder, OCD, depression and generalized anxiety. The way these two substances work is different, as Sertraline is a Serotonine reuptake inhibitort. A combination of KK would be similar to Alprazolam or other benzodiazepine. Ask your PCP to find out if this could be OK.
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