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Who should take valerian?

You should think about taking valerian if you are having trouble sleeping. Though study results are mixed, valerian may be helpful for people with insomnia or anxiety. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms along with headaches, irregular heartbeat, nervousness, restlessness or trembling, you should take valerian.

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How can I be sure valerian is safe to take?
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What are the health benefits of valerian?
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Often called nature's tranquilizer, valerian has been used for centuries to regulate the nervous sys...
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What should I avoid while taking valerian?
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Can Valerian Work as Well as Sleep Medications?
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