root: Used for insomnia at a dose of 450mg of valerian at bedtime. Sometimes used for mild to moderate
anxiety. As effective as prescription sleep medications, but without the daytime sedation and impaired concentration. It is
very safe, with no known contraindications. May be used in pregnancy and lactation. Do not use in combination
with Kava or prescription medications.
Used for migraine prophalaxis, hot flashes. Has been proven to reduce frequency and intensity of attacks. Dosage should be
based on concentration of parthenolide, the active constituent. The goal is to take more than 250mcg/day of parthenolide.
St. John's wort:
for mild to moderate depression. May take 4 to 6 weeks to show effects, like most prescription antidepressants. Dose is 100mg
three times a day. Do not take with prescription antidepressants or anxiety medications.
Cohosh: for menopausal symptoms and hot flashes. Works by suppressing the production of LH. Found to be
as effective as estrogen in some women for treating the symptoms of menopause. May take up to 4 weeks to produce maximum effect.
Dose is 40mg daily. Do not take with prescription medications or Vitex.