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    Default Valerian Root natural relaxant and sleep aid E-Liquid??

    As a person who struggles with high anxiety I saw this e-liquid and i'm intrigued, but i have some concerns.

    From E-Puffer:

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    New! E-Liquid Valerian Root natural relaxant and sleep aid - 30ml bottle.

    The Original Valerian Root e-liquid formula availabe only from ePuffer
    Valerian is a perennial plant that has been used as an herbal remedy since the time of the Ancient Greeks, who used it to treat digestive problems. The herb grows in damp areas throughout the Americas, Europe and northern Asia. Valerian root has been used for centuries to treat nervous system disorders, and it is commonly used as a sleep aid as well.

    As Valerian root ages, it produces a substance known as isovaleric acid. This compound and another acid known as valerenic acid are significant active ingredients that are present in the volatile oils found in Valerian root. These volatile oils are thought to be responsible for Valerian root's ability to relax the central nervous system and promote a good night's sleep.

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    First off I know people have had mixed experiences with Epuffer, so that concerns me (personally my experience has been the product is great, the service is junk).

    Second, I've never considered vaping for "medicinal" aid. Is there anything to be cautious about in this area? Would lingering ejuice in the atomizer be a problem when i DON'T want a sleep aid, say the next morning w/ a different cart?

    Any experience in this area and or comments are welcomed... Considering buying, but on the fence.

    http://www.epuffer.com/eshop/index.p...&product_id=41


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    Valerian root can act as a diuretic, people who tend to wake during the night to urinate may not find it effective as a sleep aid. Though side effects are rare, some people who use Valerian root for long periods of time may develop headaches, insomnia or agitation.

    Valerian root should be used conservatively to treat symptoms of anxiety and insomnia, and it should not be discontinued suddenly. Because of possible negative interaction with barbiturates and benzodiazepines such as Ativan, valium and Xanax, people taking these medications should not use Valerian root.


    Side Effects http://sleep.emedtv.com/valerian-roo...e-effects.html
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    FWIW, valerian root extract is also added to cigarettes as a "flavoring". Of course, the amount in eliquid could be vastly different from what's in an analog.

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    thanks guys

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    That's weird, there is no nic level choice. Is this 0 nic? Would make sense if it was

    The idea of medicinal liquid is an interesting one, but it would be nice if there was a little more information regarding dosage other than not exceeding 30-40 puffs before bed.

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    I bet this is exactly the type of thing that worries the health agencies. There are really 2 issues with vaping anything for medicinal reasons. The first is whether or not a substance is actually effective after being heated quickly and transported into the lungs. The far more relevant issue is will a substance that is commonly consumed actually be safe when continuously inhaled.

    I'd say stick with what you know you don't react to for vaping, and digest anything you want to try for self medication. Your stomach is a hell of a lot more resilient than your lungs.

    Oh yeah..Epuffer...Pfffffft!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CellWho View Post
    That's weird, there is no nic level choice. Is this 0 nic? Would make sense if it was

    The idea of medicinal liquid is an interesting one, but it would be nice if there was a little more information regarding dosage other than not exceeding 30-40 puffs before bed.
    Given that the recommended valerian dosage is typically 1-2ml of tincture or extract (to be taken several times daily,) you'd need to add some zeros to that I think. Even if the liquid was pure valerian extract (which I don't suppose it can be,) you'd pretty much need a whole minipipe/standard 801 cartful to reach the lower bound. And since it's actually unlikely to be more than 10% (guess - but it presumably must contain some PG/water/flavourings/other "stuff",) you'd need to chainvape for hours to get a significant dose.

    Just another triumph of marketing over sense - the world is full of them.

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    If it smells anything like the capsules I have taken then there is no way I would smoke it. My capsules smell like horrible dirty feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyRyana View Post
    If it smells anything like the capsules I have taken then there is no way I would smoke it. My capsules smell like horrible dirty feet.
    lol! thats pretty sick.

    how long have you been taking the capsules, and do they work well for you?

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    Valerian root is rather smelly. So much in fact that not even plugging your nose to take the pills works. It is one of those odors that actually has an even worse taste.

    I wouldnt do a Valerian root vapor LOL! now I MIGHT do say, a Lavender, or Clary Sage vapor

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