Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) Native & Non-Native

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
Native and non-native speicies exist in Pacific Northwest.

Parts used: root, rhizome

Medicinal uses: Rhizomes and roots used as sedative. Non-addictive tranquilizer recommended against restlessness, sleeplessness, minor nervous conditions, menopausal symptoms, and premenstrual syndrome anxiety. Traditionally used as supportive treatment of gastrointestinal pain and spastic colitis.

Cautions: Do not take valerian if already using sleep-inducing drugs (Chevallier 148).

Valerian Valeriana officinalis

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