Valerian is also used for conditions connected to anxiety and psychological stress including nervous asthma, hysterical states, excitability, fear of illness (hypochondria), headaches, migraine, and stomach upset.
Some people use valerian for depression, mild tremors, epilepsy, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Valerian is used for muscle and joint pain. Some women use valerian for menstrual cramps and symptoms associated with menopause, including hot flashes and anxiety.
Sometimes, valerian is added to bath water to help with restlessness and sleep disorders.
In manufacturing, the extracts and oil made from valerian are used as flavoring in foods and beverages.
Valerian seems to act like a sedative on the brain and nervous system.
Dosage: For adults and children over 12 years, the usual dose is 1-2 tablets 3 to 4 times a day. The tablets are taken unsafe with enough liquid. In case of sleep disorder, a single dose is taken up to one hour before bedtime. Optimal treatment is recommended to last for 2-4 weeks.