Valerian root is one of the supplements I consider a must have in my medicine cabinet. While it is really good for sleep, I find it works well when I’m having a very stressful day and just can’t seem to let myself unwind and relax. I wouldn’t recommend taking valerian if you have a lot you need to do during the day, as it is somewhat sedating, but if you are able to sit home the supplement will help you relax without necessarily making you fall asleep.
The sedating factor of valerian is subtle compared to stronger pharmaceutical drugs, but it works well if you looking to relax you mind on a very stressful day. I tend to take this supplement less than the other natural supplements I own, not because it doesn’t work well, but because it does make my mind more relaxed and I can’t get the things done that I need to be alert for during the day. Would I suggest valerian root for anxiety? Absolutely! Everyone reacts differently, so if you want to try this herb, you should start at a low dose and work your way up until you find the dose that works right for you.