Definitions for "Valerian Root"
An herb (Valeriana officinalis). Valerian is a root that has been used since ancient Greek times for its relaxing, sedative effects. Interest in the use of this plant has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, resulting in over 200 scientific papers on its chemistry and clinical application. Aside from the important valerenic acid, over 120 other important components have been identified from the root and its essential oil.
As A Treatment"...No drug interactions have been reported, but the possibility still exists that valerian might enhance other central nervous system depressants, such as sedatives, sleeping pills, and alcohol..."
Valerian Root contains rich amounts of magnesium, potassium and copper as well as some lead and zinc. produce a strong sedative effect on the entire body. Valerian is a safe, non-addictive tranquilizing herb for relief of occasional sleeplessness.