Best Form of Herbal Supplements
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: July 12, 2004

I wanted to use valerian root for relaxation and stress. The supplement comes in softgel form. Other ingredients listed include: soybean oil, gelatine, glycerine, beeswax/soybean oil mixture, lecithin, caramel color, titanium dioxide, color. I want to know how safe it is.

I recommend that you look for a tincture or liquid extract of valerian. These forms of the herb contain only the herb, alcohol and water. Some of the alcohol can be evaporated by adding a bit of warm water before taking each dose. I don’t recommend taking supplements that contain additives.

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