Valeriana officinalis - a perennial herb of the family of valerian.In the first year of life valerian develops powerful rosette of leaves, and in the second year forms the stem and blossom.Stem solitary, erect, hollow inside, it reaches a height of one and a half meters.
Leaves imparipinnate, arranged oppositely on the stem.At the end of the stem valerian form large thyroid or paniculate inflorescence in which many small flowers.The flowers are pink, pale purple, white.Fruits - small, unilocular achenes light brown or brown with a crest.Blossoms in May - August, the fruits ripen in July - September.Propagated by seeds.Valerian can be found in the grassy steppes, meadows, on the banks of ponds, in mixed forests.
Valerian is considered the most medicinal plants.It is widely used in folk medicine and in the pharmaceutical industry.The most common use of valerian as a sedative.For use in folk medicine, used mainly root and rhizome, harvested in September, dried in the shade.
chemical composition of valer
Valerian has a sedative central nervous system regulates the heart of the system.If you take valerian with other hypnotics, the effect of enhanced thereby enhanced sleep.
Valerian is prescribed for almost all diseases.Insomnia, migraines, headaches, mild forms of neurasthenia, psychasthenia, menopausal disorders, hypertension, spasms of the stomach and liver - of all this helps valerian.Essential oil weakens cramps, valerian acts as epileptic seizures as a sedative.Valerian assists with constipation, bloating, while vitamin deficiency.In the early and late toxicosis during pregnancy valerian has a soothing effect.
Valerian acts on the body slowly but steadily.The effect of it is powerful enough for prolonged use, so the long-term treatment valerian should take a break, as it can lead to disturbances in the gastrointestinal tract, may be feelings of depression, decreased performance, sleepiness.Valerian quite easy to carry, unless we consider the individual intolerance, so some people may have the opposite effect.
Valerian not only has a calming effect, but is a good blood clotting.Valerian suppresses hunger and appetite, thus valerian is used in the treatment of obesity.Since the infusion of valerian take 3-4 times a day before meals for 2-3 tablets "Valerian-P."
In ancient times, valerian was used for the preparation of perfumes and perfume oils, and black hair dye.
used valerian preparations on prescription.All properties valerian still not fully understood, and therefore scientists surprised by the fact that a small application valerian inhibits the activity of the brain, and at higher doses the opposite - excites the nervous system.
This miracle plant is also used for the manufacture of liquors and liqueurs.The flavoring is added to the composition of its cigars and Turkish tobacco.As a spice used in Europe valerian.Fresh leaves are added to salads, and sometimes cooked side dish.
Sometimes instead of valerian tincture to drink tea from valerian, it also has a calming effect.Two teaspoons of valerian root pour a quarter liter of cold water and let stand, for 10-12 hours, stirring occasionally.Drinking tea should be a course 2-3 times a day for a cup, this dose is considered to be harmless.You can make tea with hot, Bay 2 teaspoons of boiling water and infuse for 10 minutes.And every time you need to prepare for a new tea.Secondary welding is not recommended.
Valerian acts as antipyretic and helps with dental pain, strengthens the gums, helps to remove freckles and age spots, cleans sores.Fresh juice of Valerian relieves cramps face, relieves sunburn and helps to chapping.External use of valerian helps planus, to clean the skin, reduces sweating.
Valerian is part of the "Valokormida", "Valedrina", "Valosedana", "Corvalol", "Kardiovalena", "valokordin", "Validol" drops Zelenin.