USES Beneficial for emotional stress and pain. Helps menstrual cramps, muscle pain, intestinal cramps, bronchial spasms and insomnia. In addition to sleep disorders, valerian has been used for gastrointestinal spasms and distress, epileptic seizures, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Body Parts Affected Nervous System. Dose Liquid Shake well. Take 30-40 drops with juice or water between meals up to 3 times a day, 6 days a week. Capsules Take 1-2 capsules with meals 3 times a day, 6 days a week. Note Consult Health Practitioner if pregnant. Long-term use may cause depression.