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What's valerian for?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Valerian Root

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

In brief: Valerian Root

Valerian root is used for sleeplessness, anxiety, as an antispamodic (abdominal cramps, premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramping, ^ flatus & muscle spasm), congestion & fever.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Herbal sedative

It is used to help people relax or get to sleep.
There have not been any serious adverse health effects that i've heard of. Since it comes from a root and is unregulated, don't expect the tablets to be well-standardized.

In brief: Herbal sedative

It is used to help people relax or get to sleep.
There have not been any serious adverse health effects that i've heard of. Since it comes from a root and is unregulated, don't expect the tablets to be well-standardized.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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