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Valerian And Theanine
Safe to take GNC Natra Sleep with zoloft (sertraline)? Natra sleep has Passion flower, lemon balm, valerian root, chamomile, and L- Theanine in it. Safe?
I take a sleep aid at night. Valerian root, lemon balm, l-theanine, hops, chamomile, passion flower & melatonin. Do any of these thin my blood?
Yes, however...: Both ashwagandha and valerian are very safe. There are no known interactions but whenever one takes 2 herbs or medicines with similar actions there can be an additive or synergistic effect. Valerian is a sedative and helps people relax. While ashwagandha can be energizing, it can also be relaxing and sedating so taking both together can result in you being more sedated than taking either alone. ...Read more
For some, yes: For some people, valerian can help anxiety. But only a small number of studies have been done with a small number of patients. http://tinyurl.com/pzfvlhd overall, it lacked significant improvement in anxiety symptoms over valium or placebo. It may have better results as treatment of dysmenorrhea. http://tinyurl.com/q8a5qmb lack of standardization of products makes interpreting data difficult. ...Read more
Can i combine both Valium and valerian pills together?
I take small doses of valium/
5mg at noon and again at 8pm
thanks - bruce
Maybe: Valium, especially in small doses can be taken in combination with many medications. Valerian root is an herbal remedy that can help with anxiety but it's effectiveness for this is variable depending on the formulation. The key thing is that you need to read the label on the bottle because some of these remedies will have other ingredients that may interact. ...Read more
I began taking 500 mg's of valerian two hours before i would like to sleep at night, its not working. How long before i notice anything?
Try for 4 weeks,also: Research suggests valerian helps most people, but nothing works for everyone. 500 mg should be a good dose. In one study people had better results after 14-28 days. If it doesn't help it might not be for you, or you may want to try a different brand as some herbal products don't contain what is on the label! look for a standardized extract from a reliable company. See comment:. ...Read more
I want to take another valerian root capsule but it kinda makes me itch so im scared taking more might give me a bad reaction, what should I do?
Stop!: If valerian makes you "itch, " you could be allergic to it . . . Please stop taking it. ...Read more