Valeriana officinalis (Valerian)
- Digestive system
- Lymphatic system
- Reproductive system
- Skeletal system
Part of the plant which can be used
Present in the market
- Herbal tea.
- Dried herbal as powder.
- Juice from fresh root.
- Dry extract.
Medical Use and Dosage – mode of administration
VALERIANA OFFICINALIS is used to treat many health problems such as hysterical states, excitability, insomnia, hypochondriasis, migraine, cramp, intestinal colic, rheumatic pains, dysmenorrhea, nervousness and sleep disorders.
It is used in order to relieve irritability, restlessness and anxiety and mild forms of sleeplessness due to nervous tension. In all above health conditions, it can be used in herbal tea, and the suggested dosage is 1-3 cups daily.
It is used in dried herbal as powder form, in order to relieve irritability, restlessness and anxiety and mild forms of sleeplessness due to nervous tension. The suggested dosage is until 2 x 700 mg daily.
It is also used in juice from fresh root, in order to relieve mild nervous tension and difficulty in falling asleep. The suggested dosage is 1-3 times daily.
It is also used in tincture, in order to treat minor nervous tension and temporary insomnia. The suggested dosage in sleeplessness is until 3 ml 0,5 h before bedtime.
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Combinations & Contraindications
Combinations of herbal substance-es and/or herbal preparation including a description of vitamins, and/or minerals, as ingredients of traditional combination herbal medicinal products are assessed, where applicable.
In case of contraindications, it might cause hypersensitivity to the active substance.
It is contraindicated to be used during pregnancy without medical surveillance.
Recognized Ethnobotanical use
Valerian is an effective medicine against epilepsy, chorea minor, chorea Huntington and other cramps, as well as in worm diseases and hysterical ailments. It is also used against internal injuries, after severe typhoid or diphtheria, before salvarsan injection as prophylaxis of salvarsan-induced shock.