Sundown Naturals Valerian Root is a really good alternative to sleeping pills, or other drugs, that you might get for anxiety. I was first introduced to it many years ago when my stomach was in knots, and I was really nervous, about an upcoming situation. I was way too nervous to go home and sleep. A friend of mine told me about Valerian, I bought a bottle of Sundown Naturals Valerian Root. When I got home, I took two capsules. The affect was amazing! It calmed me down completely. This was just what I needed in order to relax enough to try to go to sleep. Unfortunately, Valerian root has a disgusting taste, and a pungent odor, but the way that it helps you to relax, and calm your nerves, makes the smell and flavor, worth it. It's safe to use regularly, though I have found that it works more effectively, when I use it, if I alternate it with other herbs. It seems to lose its effectiveness when it's taken more often.