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    Default Valerian: Everything You Knew And Everything You Didn't

    Linda Woolven and Ted Snyder
    November 6 2019

    Valerian is the herbal superstar for insomnia. Several studies prove that valerian safely helps you fall asleep faster and enjoy a better sleep. Double-blind research shows that valerian improves sleep in 89% of people and that 44% of them report perfect sleep.
    How good is valerian? Valerian is better than the best drugs for insomnia. In one double-blind study, 600mg of valerian extract equalled the benzodiazepine oxazepam while being safer, and in another it beat it: while both treatments significantly improved sleep quality, the valerian was safer, and 82.2% of people with insomnia felt they had very good results with valerian while only 73.4% felt they did with oxazepam.


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    Default Re: Valerian: Everything You Knew And Everything You Didn't

    Valerian's track record for insomnia seems to be quite good. As with most herbs, there can be interactions when taken with drugs and other herbs and supplements. For example, valerian and St. John's Wort is a no no. Also, if taken with depressants and/or other sleep aids, valerian can increase the sedative effect. However, if taken several hours before or after taking certain other medications and supplements, valerian should not cause any reactions. And, given the high rates of effectiveness noted in the studies above, it seems quite promising for those dealing with insomnia.
    Here's a link to drugs & supplements that may react with valerian:
    https://www.drugs.com/drug-interacti...rian-root.html

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    Default Re: Valerian: Everything You Knew And Everything You Didn't

    In my long history of dealing with insomnia, I remember trying Valerian. I don't remember its helping me to sleep at all; I distinctly remember that it smells like dirty feet. Suffice it to say I'm not a fan. Melatonin is working well for me.
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    Default Re: Valerian: Everything You Knew And Everything You Didn't

    Apparently, valerian in capsule form is not as smelly. It's the acid in the root that causes the smell.

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    Mr. Wizard, I challenge you to open a bottle of capsules. You don't even have to dive in and sniff. The odor will come wafting out to assault your nostrils.
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    Default Re: Valerian: Everything You Knew And Everything You Didn't

    No thanks! Lol. I'll trust you on this one.

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