Valerian Root

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Registered: 05-28-2010
Valerian Root
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 5:21pm


Ahhh...Valerian new best friend...I'm going to take it tonight! Now if this doesn't do it...then I will definately cry...but the last time

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Registered: 03-11-2004
Sat, 08-07-2010 - 1:33pm

Here's a link to info on valerian: For dosage: How much is usually taken?

For insomnia, some doctors suggest 300-500 mg of a concentrated valerian root herbal extract (standardized to at least 0.5% volatile oils) in capsules or tablets 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime.7 Non-standardized dried root products, 1.5 to 2 grams 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime, may also be used. As an alcohol-based tincture, 5 ml can be taken before bedtime. Combination products with lemon balm, hops, passion flower, and scullcap can also be used.
GL! (((hugs)) jan