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Valerian Root for Anxiety and Sleep + How to Avoid Valerian Root Side Effects
Episode 921st September 2022 • Herbs with Rosalee • Rosalee de la Forêt
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Despite its unusual taste and smell, valerian root is one of the most popular herbs of our time. Valerian root is especially amazing for both anxiety and sleep! In this episode, I’m going to share tips on how best to work with valerian root for anxiety and sleep. And I’m gonna show you how to avoid valerian root side effects. You also have the opportunity to access a free ebook all about valerian.

After listening in, you’ll know:

► Why it’s important to match the herb to the person, rather than the herb to a disease pattern

► Why it’s important to test valerian in small amounts and increase slowly until your desired results are found

► What type of valerian root preparation is often best for long term use

Show snippet: 

“Valerian root is powerfully relaxing. It brings deep restful sleep and relieves muscle tension. But! Only to those well suited to this very particular herb.”


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Rosalee is an herbalist and author of the bestselling book Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal and co-author of the bestselling book Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine. She's a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and teaches many popular online courses. Read about how Rosalee went from having a terminal illness to being a bestselling author in her full story here