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What Valerian herb Is:

Phu! That's the name the ancient Greeks gave to this long-stemmed perennial. (Nowadays, we'd probably translate the original Greek onomatopoeia as "P-U!"). Above ground, the plant is attractive physically and aromatically, with fernlike leaves and fragrant pinkish or white flowers. But below the surface, where the medicine lies, are roots with an earthy, disagreeable smell and taste. The Greeks, beginning with Hippocrates, used valerian roots to help them fall asleep, an application that still holds up under scientific scrutiny. Ironically, what sedates humans supposedly excites cats and mice. Legend has it that the Pied Piper of Hameln did not just toot his flute to drive out the rodents; he baited them with valerian.

Valerian, which has a long tradition of use as a sedative, is native to Europe and North America. It acts as a sedative and tranquilizer, relieves anxiety, lowers blood pressure, enhances the flow of bile and relaxes intestinal and other smooth muscles.

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Valerian is mainly used to treat insomnia. It decreases the time taken to go to sleep and improves sleep quality and length.

Valerian side effects

Valerian may cause morning sleepiness in some people. Rarely, some people may be stimulated by valerian.

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