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How Much Valerian for Anxiety & Sleep?

Valerian for insomnia

Valerian root is the most popular sedative and anti-anxiety herb in European herbal medicine. Ayurveda favors it, too. This remedy is a medium strength herb, which makes it quite suitable for self-care – its potent enough that you don’t need a high dose, but not so potent that you could accidentally take more than you needed.

Americans, though, are used to drugs for sleep and anxiety. We often expect valerian to work like a pharmaceutical sleeping pill- one little capsule will knock you flat until dawn. Valerian is very effective, and does not produce the hangover feeling common with drugs, but we often need to take a bit more than we might have thought at first.

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Herbs for Stress and Anxiety

Herbs for Stress and Anxiety

Stress plays havoc on our bodies and leads to a host of uncomfortable symptoms. But these gut clenching feelings are not the end of the story. Not when we can call upon effective herbal anti-stress herbs.

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