I've always been one to stay up 'til the wee hours of the morning even when I was tired. I also have restless leg syndrome, which exacerbates my insomnia. I was hesitant to use any serious sleep medications, so I thought I'd try valerian (believe it or not, based on the recommendation of a holistic vet). These pills are magic, albeit stinky. I take two before getting into bed and they allow me to simply fall asleep when I'm tired. I've also noticed a marked decrease in my RLS since I'm sleeping better. My teenage son also struggles with the same conditions I do, so I gave the valerian to him (with pediatrician's okay) and he swears by them. Without the extra little calming affect, he'd be up through the night. They are non-addictive and don't really make you sleepy, just allow you to sleep when tired. Highly recommended to all who suffer as we USED TO!
Posted by Turboshopper on Oct 29, 2008 | Verified Purchase
I take 3 a night - I'm a light sleeper- and I sleep all the way through the night. Great product!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 20, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Doesn't work if you are highly stressed but if you are in an already relaxed state it will put you to sleep. It's so so...
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 14, 2010 | Verified Purchase
I got this product to help me with sleep. It HAS not helped that I can tell. Thank you, Violet
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 08, 2010 | Verified Purchase
this product gave me really weirds dreams. I would return it if possible.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 05, 2010 | Verified Purchase
no noticable benefit
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 03, 2009 | Verified Purchase
I take this herb for the unorthodox purpose of settling my stomach due to hyper acidity. Whenever I get nauseous from acidic gastritis I've had great success taking this herb. There is a dose dependent response as the worse I feel the more capsules I need to take. There have been times when I've lost count but I would estimate to have taken during a couple hour period as many as about 30 of these 500 milligram capsules - I sure felt mellow after that high a dose but still fully functional, alert and clear thinking. Other times I've gotten relief from just a few capsules. While I can't be certain that this herb is acting as an antacid but I think it is a good deduction as I burp and feel a lot better after taking Valerian. Also I don't swallow the capsules but rather chew them up with water in my mouth. I do that with all capsules and tablets as I have a problem with dysphagia (larger food stuffs tent to get stuck in my esophagus). This is one of the grittier herbs - the root must be difficult to clean as there is always some amount of sand or dirt mixed in with the Valerian powder no matter what brand I use.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 27, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Combined With Now 5htp I Can Lay Down The Synthetic Sleep Enablers.... Great!!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 01, 2016 | Verified Purchase
The effect kicks in after a while and it works well!
Posted by Shamnath on Jan 22, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I suffer from lower back pain and chronic insomnia. This product works very well for me. I usually take more since I am suffering from chronic insomnia. I combine it with Gabapentim. Valerian Root is safe since it is purely herbal. Thumbs up for this great product at such a great price. Am placing order now for my second bottle...
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 13, 2015 | Verified Purchase
This product does its job. The capsule is a transparent film containing dark-green valerian powder. I take it with melatonin to help me get sleep, and it's working the magic. One capsule is normally enough for me, meaning this large bottle can last for about a year!