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Valerian / Valeriana officinalis


Family:

Valerianaceae

Genus:

Valeriana

Species:

officinalis

Folk / Common Names:

Actions:

Sedative

Part(s) Used:

Root

Constituents:

Quercetin

Uses:

Used primarily for insomnia. Best not to use to much as in my experience it tends to make you groggy in the morning . Also not long term use as this can lead to needing larger doses.

Majikal Uses:

Notes:

NB. contains a compound which is a MAO - A inhibitor therefore should not be used by anyone taking SSRI's or antidepressants.

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