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Botanical name- Valeriana officinalis
Part used- Dried rhizome and Roots
Traditional use and information
Valerian has been traditionally used for the following,
Sedative-useful in Insomnia , calms the mind without having a narcotic effect.
Carminative- For support with restlessness and hysteria
Antispasmodic- supports relaxation of smooth muscle spasm, it has been used historically for stomach cramps, muscle spasm, useful for menstrual cramps, coughs, headaches
Analgesic, pain relieving properties
Has a high calcium content
It is often used in combination with other herbs such as Skullcap and Passion Flower for helping with nervous tension,restlessness and Insomnia. In a combination of Valerian with Black Cohosh for relieving cramps and spasms. These are just to name a few as it has been used in many different herbal combinations as well as on its own.