Valeriana officinalis, Valerian
Valerian is a sedative herb.
Compounds in valerian bind to the same brain receptors as Valium and other benzodiazepine drugs, but does not cause have side effects, including impaired mental function, morning hangover, dependency.
Antispasmodic, Anodyne, Antidiuretic
Normalization of the central nervous system, decreases blood pressure
Increases bile flow, Antimicrobial to gram positive bacteria
Valerian may be useful in: Depression, Dysmenorrhea, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, PMS, Insomnia, Migraine headache
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