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.

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  1. Kat

    How do they stay awake? 1 capsule of Valerian and I’m out like the proverbial light within 10 minutes. It’s great for insomnia for me.

  2. sheila

    What is Valerian? Where can it be purchased. Is it safe for a child to take rarely?

  3. Michael Rutkaus

    I have found a couple of Valerian capsules effective for even severe panic attacks/anxiety.

  4. tlc

    I have a really hard time speaking in front of people. I will defintely try this. I had recently bought some because I heard it was good for a restful night’s sleep. I had to make a call to my child’s school about his accomodations and was very nervous about it . I took the Valerian this morning and I was calm, which allowed me to be professional and get my point across without my voice shaking or getting upset. I can’t wait to try it the next time I have to give a presentation in front of people. I will post the results and let everyone know if it worked for me. Could be some time before I get the opportunity again.

  5. KL

    Valerian worked very well for me when I started teaching and had to lecture to classes of 200+. I had always had a phobia about public speaking, and without the valerian the anxiety was overwhelming. I took valerian for the first couple weeks and it took the edge off. After a few weeks, I was able to lecture without taking valerian first.

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