"Valeriana officinalis" – a review

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Mytych, Wiktoria
Aebisher, David
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Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego
Introduction and aim. "Valeriana officinalis" has been recognized in traditional medicine and used since ancient times for a variety of health ailments. It is mainly appreciated for its sedative and sleeping properties. Currently, scientists are conducting numerous studies on the exact chemical composition of valerian and the properties they carry in the human body. Material and methods. This paper presents a narrative review on valerian. Analysis of the literature. The desire to summarize information on the uses and properties of V. officinalis is presented. V. officinalis exhibits sedative, sleep-inducing and antidepressant properties. Studies show broad effects on the human nervous system, for example, reducing stress. Conclusion. By discovering new properties of valerian, its properties are expanding significantly day by day. Its main use is primarily in the treatment of sleep disorders and nervous system disorders. However, it is also used in headaches, depression, anti-cancer therapy, urinary and digestive disorders. More and more people are turning to valerian as an alternative to drugs that have more side effects.
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insomnia , valerian , valeriana , valeriana officinalis
European Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine T. 20, z. 3 (2022), s. 260–265