Valerian is known to every person as a sedative. But few know how to properly take it in pills or drops in various situations.
Valerian is a natural remedy that helps to cope with the manifestations of stress, anxiety, discomfort or insomnia. It is obtained by infusing the rhizomes of the valerian herb. This sedative is available in various forms. These can be tablets, alcohol tincture, drops, concentrate, or tea bags for brewing. In all cases, valerian has contraindications. Therefore, before starting to use it is necessary to read the instructions.
If we summarize all the contraindications, then we can conclude that it is undesirable to take valerian when:
1. Lack of lactose and fructose intolerance.
2. Addictions to alcoholism.
3. Risk of heart attack or stroke.
5. Depression, which can cause depression of the central nervous system.
6. Children under 3 years of age.
7. Pregnancy in the first trimester.
8. Possible allergic reactions.
In all other cases, you can take valerian without harm to health.
How to take valerian tablets correctly
Typically, the tablets are small. Their surface is covered with a hard shell of yellow or brown hue. For sleep disorders or minor nervous disorders, valerian is taken 3 times a day, 1-2 tablets. The duration of admission can be up to one month. Longer use of the pill may cause side effects. Tablets are undesirable for children under 12 years of age.
How to take valerian drops correctly
In this form, this remedy is diluted with a small amount of water and taken immediately before meals 3 times a day. A single dose is 15 to 30 drops, depending on body weight. In some cases, it is necessary to consult a specialist. Valerian drops is the only type of this product that can be given to children from 3-4 years old, 1 drop per kilogram of body weight.
All types of valerian have their own benefits. For example, tincture is considered the most powerful drug. But drops and dark tablets begin to act the fastest. Well, the safest are yellow-coated tablets. It should be remembered that valerian and alcohol are completely incompatible.