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Can valerian root treat insomnia?

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Some studies have suggested that the root of valerian (Valeriana officinalis) may help you sleep. However, more research is needed before a final conclusion can be made. It's possible that it can interfere with some medications. It also has side effects and is not safe in small children or during pregnancy.

From: Alternative Treatments for Insomnia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements. 

The National Sleep Foundation. 

Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive database.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 11, 2017

SOURCES:  National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements. 

The National Sleep Foundation. 

Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive database.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 11, 2017

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