Valerian root for anxiety?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

laurar
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 730
   Posted 2/21/2008 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone taken valerian root for anxiety? If so, did you have any side effects from it?
Diagnosed Ulcerative Pancolitis

Probiotics
Fish Oil
Vitamin C
Slippery Elm
TURMERIC!!!


stkitt
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 2/21/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi, I have not taken this herb but this is what I have read about it.

Valerian may be indicated for the relief of insomnia, stress-related anxiety, and nervous restlessness. Some people, however, experience adverse reactions to valerian. Rather than feeling the calming or sleep-inducing effects, they suddenly feel nervous, anxious and restless after taking the herb and may experience heart palpitations.

May I suggest that anytime you are looking at adding something to your med regime you do talk it through with your physician.

Take care and stay well,
Kitt


 
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic  ~ Crohn's
*~* http://www.healingwell.com/donate *~*
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~
 


Panike
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 505
   Posted 2/21/2008 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Laurar i think Kitt is right.My aunt is a nurse and she said valarian root can be helpful but has it's dangers! i asked her about it because i saw it at Walgreens and wanted to try it for sleep and she told me the same thing KItt told you,that i would need to talk to a physician first.Be careful honey!

katy_33
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 147
   Posted 2/22/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Valerian root for anxiety ,i dint know.i knew it as sleeping aid!!

katy
Worry doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.
- ' Corrie Ten Boom '

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, August 21, 2017 12:43 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,857,975 posts in 313,578 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 155180 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Parkgate.
266 Guest(s), 7 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Gemlin, Tony Crispino, testuser1234, Golddustgirl1000, Luvmussel, delusional, SFSFR


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer