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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?

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?

Interesting question: I can't help but wonder why you asked. Homeopathic doses of these herbal supplements should not thin your blood. ...Read more

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Is valerian safe as tea?

Is valerian safe as tea?

Yes: Yes, to help with sleep, it works wonderfully. ...Read more

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Does valerian help with anxiety?

Does valerian help with anxiety?

That is one of it's: Uses. It has been reported that diazepam was actually named valium because it has similar effects to valerian. ...Read more

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Where can I get a valerian root?

Where can I get a valerian root?

Any green grocery: Any whole foods, organic grocery or on the internet. ...Read more

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Ok to take melatonin and valerian?

Ok to take melatonin and valerian?

Typically yes: Both are considered safe at pretty liberal doses. However, if you have other medical problems or are on other medications, talk to a doctor or pharmacist first. ...Read more

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Why we combine kava with valerian?

Why we combine kava with valerian?

Not used together: As a matter of fact they should not be used together as there is a drug interaction
If used together it can cause dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating.And in some impairs thinking and judgement ...Read more

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What is dosage of valerian for sleep?

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What is dosage of valerian for sleep?

Valerian: For adults, 250-500mg. @ an hour before bed. ...Read more

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Can I take valerian root during the day?

Can I take valerian root during the day?

Yes, but..: If sedated or overly relaxed after taking valerian root you should not drive or operate dangerous equipment. ...Read more

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Can I take ashwaghanda and valerian together?

Can I take ashwaghanda and valerian together?

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

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What is the effect of valerian tea the next day?

Valerian: Very minimum calming effect, assuming u slept well the night before. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about valerian for anxiety, does it work?

Can you tell me about valerian for anxiety, does it work?

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

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How many valerian root capsules should I take I'm 19 and 190 pounds?

How many valerian root capsules should I take I'm 19 and 190 pounds?

None: Why are you taking valerian root capsules? If you're having anxiety you should see a therapist or talk to your doctor. Valerian root is not FDA regulated so there is not a dose to suggest or prescribe. These are unregulated herbal substances usually sold at natural food stores. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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I have no trouble getting to sleep between 10 to 11pm but wake between 3:30 and 4:30 most mornings. I have tried Valerian. Any other natural options?

I have no trouble getting to sleep between 10 to 11pm but wake between 3:30 and 4:30 most mornings. I have tried Valerian. Any other natural options?

Melatonin?: Try Melatonin (the long-acting one) to see if this helps. Talk to your doctor to see if there is any medication condition which may be causing your sleep problem including sleep apnea. ...Read more

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What's valerian for?

What's valerian for?

Valerian Root: Valerian root is used for sleeplessness, anxiety, as an antispamodic (abdominal cramps, premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramping, ^ flatus & muscle spasm), congestion & fever. ...Read more