Anyone who has ever had to give a talk in front of a large audience knows that anxiety can be paralyzing.
One woman had to give up a career as a musician because her stage fright was incapacitating. Even after years of therapy and practicing relaxation techniques, she was unable to perform in public.
On her own she discovered the value of valerian.
She takes it the evening before an engagement so she can sleep, and then she takes a “booster” dose accompanied by fifteen minutes of meditation just before she plays.