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, Valerian Oil
A tufted, hairy, herbaceous perennial upto 45cm in height with thick
horizontal root-stock basal radical leaves long-stalked, deeply
cordate-ovate, usually toothed or sinuate, cauline leaves only a few, much
smaller, entire or sometimes pinnate, flowers white or tinged with pink in
terminal corymbs, often unisexual, the male and female on different plants,
fruits oblong, compressed, hairy or nearly hairless.
Actinidine, carotene, calarene, calarenol, elemol, jatamols A and B,
jatamansic acid, Jatamansone, nardol, nardostachonol, norseychelanone,
seychellane, seychellene, spirojatomol, valeranal, valeranone, virolin,
angelicin, jatamansin, jatamansinol, oroselol.
The roots are bitter, acrid, astringent, thermogenic, alexteric, emollient,
anodyne, vulenerary,hypontic, carminative, digestive, stomachic, laxative,
hepato and cardiotonic, trichogenous, expectorant, diuretic, emmengagouge,
aphrodisiac, febrifuge, ophthalmic and tonic. They are useful in vitiated
conditions of kapha and vata, arthralgia, ulcers, wounds , epilepsy,
convulsion, dyspepsia, flatulene, colic, ascites, constipation, jaundice,
cardiac debility, dry cough, asthma, strangury, amennorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea,
seminal weakness, chronic and intermittent fevers, ophthalmopathy, skin
diseases, falling or hair, splenopathy, nephropathy, gleet, pharyngitis,
leprosy, erysipelas and general debility.
History and uses
A popular and reliable sleep aid, valerian has not always been used for
it's sedative properties. In ancient Greece is was prescribed for digestive
problems, nausea and urinary tract disorders, while native peoples relied on
another species of valerian for treating cuts and wounds. However, recent
research has lent support to valerian's use as a sedative. Studies have
indicated that active ingredients in the plant's pungent root both depress
the central nervous system and relax smooth muscle tissue (involuntary
muscles, such as those that control the intestines and the blood vesels.) In
controlled tests, the herb has been shown to lessen the time needed to fall
asleep, and it also produces a deep, satisfying rest, similar to that of
many commercial sleep aids. In addition, valerian doesn't cause "sleep
hangovers" the next morning, nor does it produce dependancy as some
prescription sleeping pills can.
But valerian is not just useful for inducing sleep. It has also been found
effective for calming nervous stomachs, and may be taken during the day to
relieve symptoms of stress.
Tinctures and capsules are widely available, and are especially popular in
Europe. But valerian is also effective in other forms, including teas and
liquid extracts - although many people are put off by valerian's strong
smell. Cats, on the other hand, are wildly attracted to the pungent roots of
valerian, which contain a chemical similar to one that may be found in
catnip. Valerian is generally considered safe but, like most medicinal
herbs, should not be used to treat infants. In addition, pregnant women
should consult their obstetricians before using valerian or any other
herbals. Plant Parts & Active Compounds : Root. Essential oil, valeric
acid, and chemically unstable compounds called valepotriates.