It did not smell badly.
And in this case, that's NOT a good thing. Anyone who has taken better quality Valerian knows it smells plain foul and when I opened up this bottle, prepared to control my gag reflex, I was disappointed because it hardly smelled at all. Because of the success I've had with other Swanson products and the price, I ordered three bottles to use to get to sleep. I've found them to be very weak compared to the brand I switched from. They aren't nearly as sedating in the same dose. The smell of quality Valerian is truly awful but it works well enough that I can overlook it. I take the fact that Swanson's Valerian hardly has an aroma as proof of low quality herb source and maybe the use of filler. I was very disappointed.
October 11, 2013
i bought these for my husband who has some trouble staying asleep, he takes these with Swanson Sleep Essentials and they really help him feel rested in the morning
September 26, 2013
Purchased to help sleep. I had tried the melatonin and had bad dreams. The valerian root is working great. No side effects of bad dreams or hangover in the morning, no upset stomach from taking, just some nice relaxed hours to sleep.
September 13, 2013
Excellent sleep aid
I take this every night about an hour before bed and it really helps me fall a sleep.
September 9, 2013
I bought it for my husband to helping to sleep and so far it is working with 5htp and triptophan.
August 31, 2013
very nice when its hard to sleep. and even if its not
August 21, 2013
best I've tried
Swanson's valerian root is the best I've used to help me sleep when I'm unable to go to sleep. Effective and has no bad smell.
July 3, 2013
I have a hard time falling asleep when I work late so I take 2 of these and within 45 minutes I am relaxed and ready for bed. I didn't want to take sleeping pills and this is the perfect alternative. If you need help unwinding and getting to sleep at night give this a try.
June 27, 2013
the best one
ive been using this for years, its refreshing knowing im now putting something natural in my body to sleep, i feel better, and its better for me than not so natural stuff. swanson always seem to have the best deals on vitamins and suppliments.
June 10, 2013
Have used this for years. It's been very effective, low cost, and I wake up refreshed and energetic.
June 2, 2013
Did nothing for me.
I really had high hopes that this would help me sleep, especially after reading the reviews. Unfortunately it did nothing for me at all.
May 28, 2013
I take one pill at night to help me to sleep and feel relax the next day. Very good product and price.
May 25, 2013
Valerian Root Tea
I recomend this product to all my friends who cannot sleep. Priced right. I only take it when I absolutly cannot fall asleep. Try it on a weekend. I take it and fall asleep within 15 minuetes. Love it!
May 22, 2013
didn't help me sleep
I bought this product because I need help getting to sleep and it didn't help at all. I have tried Valerian before but a different brand and it helped me in the past. So I bought Swanson's brand because it is a good price but it didn't work for me. I did feel relaxed but not sleepy. I started with one at night and then took two at night and didn't notice any difference.
May 10, 2013
I love this stuff, just wish I didn't need to take it to sleep.
May 8, 2013
Valerian is a staple in our medicine cabinet. It provides a good nights sleep when needed and a calming effect when trials hit and the pressure rises.
May 6, 2013
VALERIAN ROOT & PASSIONFLOWER
This combo works wonders for me. The valerian root helped me sleep, but when I added the passionflower I slept more soundly. I take 2 of each before bedtime, read for 1/2 hour, and sleep soundly for 6-7 hours. I ordered a lot, I never want to run out of either of these! Thanks for getting me a good nights sleep!
May 1, 2013
Hubby swears by it
My husband takes this just about every night to help him fall asleep. For some reason, I do not tolerate Valerian root, and it has the reverse effect on me and causes me to wake up in the middle of the night. But for him, it does the job. He usually falls asleep within an hour after taking it. He can't do without it!
April 26, 2013
Good product! Is very calming.
April 26, 2013
Ahhh Restful Sleep with Valerian
What can I say-these are the best and most effective Valerian Root Caps I have ever used. I sleep well and awake refreshed.
April 18, 2013
Good Source for Valerian Root
As always I purchased this product after thoroughly comparing prices; including quantity, strength, and shipping, and again Swanson is the best value leader at the time of this purchase.
I have used Valerian for over 20 years, and this product is of a good quality. I recommend this product.
April 11, 2013
Good Nights Sleep
This has really helped with my restless nights. I now go into a deep sleep and dream. Feel rested in the morning and actually wake up before the alarm some mornings.
April 3, 2013
a great supplement
This helps me rest better even when I take it during the day rather than before bed.
March 20, 2013
Knocks me out
I take two an hour before bed. It puts me to sleep immediately and I don't feel groggy in the morning.
March 5, 2013
I get this at Swanson for less than $3.00. Costs $14.00 at the grocery store.
March 1, 2013