What dosage of valerian supplement is typically used for adults?


Valerian is a perennial herb native to Europe. Extracts of valerian are made from the thickened, underground rootlike stem of the plant.

Use: Preparations of valerian can be used to treat the following:

  • sleeping disorders arising from nervous conditions
  • restlessness

Dose: Valerian is available in a variety of product types.

  • The recommended dose of valerian is an amount equal to 2 to 3 grams of dried root taken once or several times daily. Various dosages may be tried to identify the one that works best.
  • No time limitation for using valerian has been established.

Cautions: Situations in which use of valerian is not advised:

  • Do not use valerian before driving or operating heavy machinery.
  • The safety of valerian during pregnancy or lactation has not been established.

Side Effects: Do not exceed the recommended dosage of valerian: Overdose is possible.

Drug Interactions: Do not use valerian with sedative or tranquilizing drugs.

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