Valerian

Scientific Name

Valeriana officinalis


Overview

Valerian is traditionally a sedative and native to Europe and North America.  It is used to treat anxiety, reduce blood pressure, enhance bile flow, and relax smooth muscles.  Its main use is to treat insomnia but may cause drowsiness in the morning for some.


Function


Forms Available


Recommended Intake


Deficiency


Sources in the Diet


Challenges Presented


Watson Products


Sources

  1. [0] – The New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements, and Herbs