Most often, the extract of Valerian in our pharmacies can be found in the form of tablets or tinctures. This is a very popular sedative because it has a vegetable origin, has a minimum of contraindications.
Among the indications for the use of Valerian not only the nervous excitation, but also headaches, insomnia and trouble falling asleep, functional disorders of the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract spasms, dystonia. Among contraindications – hypersensitivity to components of drug, also Valerian is not recommended during pregnancy, to give children up to three years.
Doctors do not believe Valerian first-aid remedy. To observe the effects of Valerian, it is recommended to take the course. Valerian tends to accumulate in the body, therefore, if you predict the onset of a stressful situation (difficult exams, etc.), you can start taking Valerian in low doses for about two weeks before the event.
Valerian should be careful because she seems like a pretty safe drug, and its price is very affordable. Valerian gently and effectively helps to fight insomnia, irritability, everyday stress. That is why many are willing to take Valerian without consulting your doctor, but this technique is fraught with any drug overdose. Although Valerian overdose is not fatal, it will cause significant confusion, drowsiness, which prevent to lead a normal life, work.
Helpful hint: it should be noted that Valerian is used on some expensive sedatives. Do not be fooled – before you buy an expensive imported resources, which is advertised as "natural," "plant material", read part of it! If the list of ingredients expensive medications contains more Valerian or motherwort, it is better to purchase the extracts of these herbs (in the form of tinctures or tablets) at a more affordable price.
Attention! Before taking any medications, consult your doctor!