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Major therapeutic interest
Treating occasional insomnia due to mental, nervous stress and anxiety-associated restlessness;
Improving the quality of sleep, treating sleep disorders, and treating nervous sleep disorders;
Treating daytime sleep and behavioral disorders among children with intellectual difficulties.
Other therapeutic interest / Traditional Use
Calming withdrawal symptoms in smokers who are trying to quit, distorting the taste of cigarettes.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding;
Not recommended for activities requiring alertness (driving, working with dangerous machinery, working from heights, etc.)
May increase the sedative effects of medications that affect the central nervous system (Ativan, Lectopam, Oxazepam, Valium, Xanax [Alprazolam], barbiturates, etc.);
May alter how numerous categories of medications are metabolized the metabolism of drugs in many different categories: certain antihypertensive and antiarrythmic medications (Cardizem [Diltiazem], Cozaar, Isoptin [Verapamil]),; antilipemic agents (Mevacor, Zocor),; antihistamines (Allegra),; antifungal agents (Sporanox, Nizoral),; hypnotics (Diazepam, Halcion),; antibiotics (Erythromycin, Biaxin); immunosuppressors (Sandimmune, Neoral),; antiviral medications (Norvir, Fortovase, Invirase), and many others.
Root and rhizome
Essential oil, iridoids, alkaloids, amino acids.
Valeriana officinalis, Cat’s valerian
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