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How much valerian should you take?

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There is no standard dose of valerian. For insomnia, many studies have used between 400 milligrams and 900 milligrams of valerian up to two hours before bed. Ask your doctor for advice.

From: Valerian WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: "About Herbs: Valerian." National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine web site: "Herbs at a Glance: Valerian." Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Valerian." Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Valerian."




The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 12, 2019

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: "About Herbs: Valerian." National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine web site: "Herbs at a Glance: Valerian." Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Valerian." Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Valerian."




The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 12, 2019

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