In the pharmacy you can buy tincture of Valerian (one of the most common forms), but there are others: tablets, dried herb for brewing, drops, powder, packing. Valerian is most effective when a systematic and long-term use, but not more than fifteen months.
It is a sedative medication that is caused by the presence in it of essential oils and alkaloids. Take Valerian for nervous tension, nervous heartbeat, tachycardia, neurasthenia, insomnia, as well as in neurotic spasms in the stomach. The medicine has a relaxing effect, helps the body reduce nervous feelings.
Not worth to drink Valerian, if you have a hypertensive diagnosis. In this case it has the opposite, stimulating effect, which can disrupt sleep.
To make an infusion, pour boiling water crushed roots of Valerian and insist in a thermos during the day. Drink one tablespoon three times a day. If you are exposed to increased excitability, drink 1/3 Cup three times a day.
The powder of the roots of Valerian, take 1-2 g 3-4 times a day as a sedative in migraine.
Tablets of 200 mg, take 1 tablet before meals 2-3 times daily with at least 100 ml (half a Cup) of water. How long can I drink Valerian tablets have to decide your doctor.
Not arbitrarily increase the dosage of the drug in the hope of improving the effect of the drug. Overdose can lead to the opposite effect, overstimulation, nausea, lethargy thinking.
Do not give Valerian to children at least up to 3 years, especially irritability and moodiness children is most often attributed to the process of growth and development, not a nervous breakdown. If you still want to use sedatives, place the crib near a tuft of grass or Valerian add it the infusion in the evening bath.