Are valerian supplements safe for pregnant or nursing women?

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You should not take valerian if you're pregnant, unless you are doing so under your doctor's supervision. There is not enough evidence to know if valerian, which may act as a sedative, is safe to take during pregnancy.

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Valerian, a perennial flowering plant, is an herbal remedy used to help people sleep. The valerian plant roots are crushed and dried for use in this sleep-aid. As with any herbal remedies please consult your health provider for tr...

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