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Is it possible to be allergic to valerian?

It is possible to be allergic to valerian but unlikely. There is no evidence of serious allergic reactions to valerian root in the scientific literature, although farmers who process the root have had mild negative reactions to valerian dust. If you experience serious allergic reactions, such as difficulty breathing or a swollen mouth or throat, call 911.

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