Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: anxiety
From: "W. O'Connor" <>
Date: Sat, 02 Mar 1996 21:36:28 -0800

> >anxiety--just feeling overwhelmed and out of control...needing to calm down, center, and get peaceful!

I have used valerian for anxiety to good effect. It does not zonk you out or affect your concentration unless you take more than you need.

I use one 100mg capsule if I feel overwrought, spacey, or anxious, and it actually brings me down and helps me concentrate and be content. If I take a capsule one hour before bed I am assured of a peaceful sleep.

Popular herbal sleep preparations contain up to 300mg of valerian, but I am sure this would be too much for me, as two 100mg capsules make me heavy and lethargic. Just one is all I need.

I have never taken any meds for anxiety so I cannot compare their effects.