- What other names is Valerian known by?
- What is Valerian?
- Is Valerian effective?
- How does Valerian work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Valerian.
There is also some evidence that valerian can improve mood and the ability to concentrate.
There isn't enough information to know whether or not valerian is effective for the other conditions people use it for, including: depression, convulsions, mild tremors, epilepsy, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), muscle and joint pain, headache, stomach upset, menstrual pains, menopausal symptoms including hot flashes and anxiety, and many others. Do not use valerian for these conditions until more is known.
Possibly Effective for...
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Depression, anxiety, restlessness, convulsions, mild tremors, epilepsy, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), muscle and joint pain, headache, stomach upset, menstrual pains, menopausal symptoms including hot flashes and anxiety, and other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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