I tried valerian tea once, when I was having trouble sleeping. It worked well, from what I remember. So well, that I stopped taking it, as my sleeping problems weren't too bad at the time and I didn't want to run the risk of becoming dependent on it.AlekonaKini said:Has anyone tried this before? How does it make you feel? Does it help with sleep? Does it help with anxiety?
How many mg did you use to control your anxiety? the pills I have are... 250mg each. Is that sleep help.. or anxiety help?Mork said:I used it and found it helpful. There is a study somewhere that suggests it works better after using it for several days. I mainly used it during the daytime to control anxiety (using smaller doses). If I took too much at night, I noticed my breathing became slightly irregular and that kept me awake.
Valerian has a very "distinctive" aroma, I can't imagine drinking a tea. I took a capsule with the raw root. I picked a brand name that I researched on the web as being ok. I've read some brands are not as potent as claimed.
I haven't been using it recently. I moved on to more powerful sleeping pills for insomnia and my daytime anxiety has lessened.
WHat do you mean doesn't have any side effects but yours was a near death experience? Explain further!wishful_thinking said:I've tried it once in this herb sleep formula, it worked pretty well, but it doesn't have its side effects, mine was a near death experience..scary.