Valerian officinalis


Medicinal properties of valerian

Having a lot of medicinal properties, the root of valerian plays an important role in preventing and treating many diseases. The plant can help cure the following disorders:

  • convulsant
  • depression
  • stress
  • insomnia
  • Stomach upset
  • digestion disorders

A nickname associate with valerian is catnip, as it can attract the cats to itself, due to the similarity between actinidin in the plant and the cats’ pheromones.

The most important properties of the catnip

The most important medical properties of the herb are:

  • helping hysterical and nervous problems
  • Sedative and antispasmodic
  • Febrifugal and tranquilizer
  • Helping with restlessness
  • Anti-intestinal and gastric worms
  • Relieving Migraine
  • Relieving stress and anxiety
  • Treating melancholy
  • Relieving the chest pain
  • Helping with diabetes
  • Treating sciatica
  • Eliminating persistent hiccups