How to take valerian?

Ekaterina Ermolaeva
Ekaterina Ermolaeva
October 20, 2014
How to take valerian?

Valerian is a sedative of plant origin. Valerian extract is included in it, as well as some chemical auxiliaries. The features of this sedative are:

  • the onset of a not very fast sedative effect, but stable over time;
  • analgesic, non-irritating effect on the walls of the digestive tract.

When and how to take valerian correctly?

Indications for use

  • nervous excitement
  • sleep disorders, particularly insomnia
  • migraine
  • minor disorders in the functioning of the gastrointestinal system and the cardiovascular system

Methods of taking the drug

In pills

How to take Valerian tablets to improve? To do this, drink 1 pill 2-3 times a day. This should be done before meals. Note that the pills do not have such a pronounced smell, like tincture, but dissolve somewhat more slowly.The duration of the course is assigned individually by the attending physician.

In the form of tincture

Is taken orally, dissolved in a small amount of water.

Adults - 20-30 drops per reception 3-4 times a day. Children are prescribed at one time as many drops as a child’s age.


  • hypersensitivity to the drug
  • During pregnancy and breastfeeding

Side effects

When taking a course of valerian drowsiness, loss of attention, lethargy can be observed. From the gastrointestinal tract possible constipation. And with a long course - allergic reactions.