Himalaya Tagara For Sleeping Disorders, Side Effects and Dosages

Tagar is used to treat depression, spasmodic conditions, anxiety, insomnia, weakness of nerves, etc. It is hot in potency and reduces Vata/ wind inside body. It is hypnotic, sedative, narcotic and tranquilizing. Learn how to use this and what are possible side effects?

Himalaya Tagara is a herbal medicine from The Himalaya Drug Company. It is actually the extract of medicinal herb Tagar. Tagar (Indian Valerian) is a perennial, herbaceous plant indigenous to India. It is found in the temperate Himalayan region.

The roots of the plants are used all over the world to treat depression, spasmodic conditions, anxiety, insomnia, weakness of nerves, etc. It is hot in potency and reduces Vata/wind inside the body. It is hypnotic, sedative, narcotic and tranquilizing.

Tagar is also used to regulate menstrual cycle due to its emmenagogue (also spelled emmenagogs) action. Emmenagogue are those herbs which stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus and sometimes used to stimulate menstruation and cause abortion.

Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition, and dosage.

Ingredients of Himalaya Tagara

Each tablet contains 250 mg

  1. Tagara (Valeriana wallichii) rhizome extract

About the ingredient

Indian Valerian / Valeriana wallichii, has sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, antidepressant anti-inflammatory, analgesic anthelmintic, insecticidal, hypotensive antispasmodic, antidiarrheal bronchodilatory, antipyretic, antioxidant, hepatoprotective and neuroprotective properties.

It is best herb for stress, anxiety, nervousness, hysteria and insomnia.

Important Therapeutic Uses of Himalaya Tagara

  1. Disturbed sleep, Insomnia, mental fatigue
  2. Anxiety, stress, restlessness, nervousness
  3. Depression, epilepsy

Health Benefits of Tagara

  1. It calms the mind.
  2. It supports better sleep.
  3. It corrects sleep cycle.
  4. It helps to reduce stress, anxiety and irritability.
  5. It remove obstruction from nerves.
  6. It gives relief in pain.
  7. It is hot in potency and reduces Kapha.
  8. It is sedative, hypnotic, antispasmodic and tranquilizing.

The Dosage of Himalaya Tagara

1 tablet twice a day after the meal with water or as directed by a physician. You can buy this medicine online or from medical stores.

Tagara herb will work if taken regularly for 2-4 weeks, after 2-3 weeks one can see the result. Also be cautious, don’t just think it’s an ayurvedic preparation and it will cause no side effects. DONOT USE IF ALREADY USING SOME SEDATIVE DRUG.

Caution / Side-effects

  1. Always take this medicine in the recommended dosage.
  2. Overdose produces many side effects.
  3. It is hot in potency and should not be taken in pregnancy.


  1. Can I take paracetamol and tagara together?

  2. Anupama, I do suffer from mild anxeity and insomnia. Taking Tagara tablets from last 4 days. Started with 1 tablet(250mg), i found that I feel drowsy in day also. So I started taking half tablet a day. I feel better and get average sleep. Please let me know if I keep on taking half tablet for 4-6 weeks, will it solve my insomnia issues. Or we are supposed to take one tablet for setting the schedule properly. Please suggest.

  3. i am using mentate tablete for 4 month i feel better but not good sleep can i take both tagara and mentate tablete. or only take tagara tablete.

  4. Dear Ms Anupama, I am having Insomnia issues for last 4 years & am 30 years old now. is this addictive or habit forming? plz reply

    • Not habbit forming and should not be taken more than 4-5 weeks

      • Hi Anupama am suffering from tiredness all over day. always in a sleep wats the reason and wat can i do to overcome dis???

        • Tiredness during day can be due to many other reasons, but also due to lack of sleep. Monitor your breathing pattern and see if you have any nasal obstruction. I took almost 3 years (until my nose was blocked 95% with polyps) to discover that I wasn’t sleeping because of this. I was breathing through mouth, but then throat would dry up and I’d wake up because of that. As a result, whole day I’d be fatigued. If you know you aren’t getting enough sleep, try to found out what is causing that. Above is one of many other reasons. Hope this helps.


    • i am taking 2 ashvagandha ‘ one in the morning and one before bed, can i take tagra together?
      i have bd sleeping disorder

  6. I have Asthma and allergy. I used inhelar and anti alergetic medicine. I go to bed 11 pm, but my sleep come near about 1.30 am. Can I use Tagara?
    My BP 140/90

  7. I am taking (1) narayana kalp , (2)bramhi and ALSO (3) ashwagandha both in the morning and ALSO in the night . Can I also take Tagar
    Kindly advice at the earliest. Also can I also take becosules z also.

  8. whether tagara and shallaki medicines by Himalaya can be taken at a time ?

  9. Tagara Tablet use in diabate patients Yes or no plz inform

  10. I’m used in tagara tablets for sleeping. But side effects health problem and sleeping bad situation creating for over dosage?

  11. I have mild asthma and sleep disorder , there are many things I have explored and finally the below 2 capsules seemed appropriate for me :
    1. Vasaka – My cold, Mucous, Throat irritation , nose block has subsided.
    2. Tagara – Excellent sedative , takes you to a deep state of sleep, atleast I was missing such a sleep from a long time.
    When I take Tagara that night I am able to go through the state of dream or REM so morning when I get up I feel fresh, no fatigue, calm, no anxiety, clear with my thoughts and feels nice.

    However on the contrary after 10 am I slowly start feeling drowsy and some difference in the body which I unable to explain with words but in general body wants to sleep.

    I took Tagara for about 2 weeks and I started noticing that my sinusitis area started getting filled with mucous for no reason and feels like my airways are inflamed and makes breathing difficult and feel shortness for breath so I breath from my mouth sometimes. I have a DNS nose problem as well.

    My question is :
    1. what side effects to be expected while taking Tagara ?
    2. What are the other herbs or tablets to be avoided along with Tagara?

    • Tagara herb is mild sedative but help in getting sleep. You can take this for 6 weeks, after 4~5 weeks you will get results.
      There is no know contraindication of this herb.

      • Thank you Anupama,

        I realized the side effects was due to me taking Vasaka and Tagara both together, I have stopped taking Vasaka.
        From last Saturday to today I am taking only Tagara so it is good and I don’t experience any side effects.

        but Anupama can clarify on what kind of side effects we might experience if Tagara is consumed more than 4-6 weeks

        Side effects is not clearly mentioned by you in any of the post, can you please list out the side effects?

        • Excessive use may dull the mind and can cause pain and heaviness.
          It should not be taken long term as it can cause mental depression in some people.
          It has stimulating effect rather than a relaxing effect in high dose.
          Avoid use in pregnancy.
          Overdose may cause central paralysis and other severe conditions.

          • Thank you very much Anupama 🙂

            but I have few more 🙂

            so you clarified the side effects of excessive use of Tagara and I feel any medication, substance of food excessively used will be harmful.

            Like you mentioned usage of Tagara of 250mg per night for more than 4-6 weeks would not good.

            How about intermittent usage like consume it for 4 weeks then a gap of another 4 weeks then consume for 4 weeks ( if required ) and so on ?

            Please advice Anupama

  12. Can I use Himalaya Tagara in Friday and Saturday only to have deep sleep at night. How long can I continue this with no side effect?

  13. i am currently taking allopathic sleeping pills. Can i substitiute with Tgara?

  14. I Am using tablets for pimples can I use this tablet for sleeping disorder

  15. I feel good taking tagara daily once during night before bedtime can I take lifetime is it safe please advise

  16. Sir iam suffering from depression,anxiety, insomnia.can I use tagara ? I am also taking allopathic diabetes tablets 500mg.its ok taking tagara?

  17. I have a sleep problem because i had depression in past. I have quit all medicines but before few days i could not sleep well. Hardly 2 or 3 hours. Can Tagara help me in this situation ? If i will take medicine in the morning so will i feel any sedation ?

    • Tagara herb is mild sedative but help in getting sleep. You can take this for 6 weeks, after 4~5 weeks you will get results.

  18. is it a sleeping pill ?

  19. When do you take it when you say twice – during the day and at night?

  20. Does insomnia reduce after using the drug, Tagara for 4 weeks continuously?

  21. It works tremendously
    Massive herb which is brought by himalaya

  22. Overdose will cause death ?? My cousin baby swallowed 5 to 10 tablets accidentally

  23. may I take Tagara along with Alopathic medicine?

  24. 70 yrs. No sleep in night.sleep comes at 5 am to 10 am. Lifestyle is sluggish. Will Tagara help me?
    Want to sleep by 11 pm to 6 am.

  25. Sanjay Suryavanshi

    How long period will use to this tab. Kindly confirm me.

    • It depends on your condition, do not over dosage, take for 1~2 months, make sure you are not taking any other sedative drug.

  26. Consuming tagara daily does not have side effects

  27. Himalaya Tagara can be consumed by diabetics ?

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