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Valeriana officinalis, valerian

Botanical names: Valeriana officinalis, Valeriana angustifolia, Valeriana collina, Valeriana officinalis subsp. collina, Valeriana rossica, Valeriana spryngini, Valeriana tenuifolia Caprifoliaceae
Common names
English: valerian, garden valerian, garden heliotrope
Spanish: valeriana común, valeriana de las boticas, valeriana medicinal
French: valériane officinale, valériane des collines, valériane à petites feuilles
German: Echter Baldrian
Active constituents: actinidine, chatinine, shyanthine, valerianine, valerine, gamma-aminobutyric acid, isovaleric acid, iridoids, sesquiterpenes contained in essential oil, flavanones

Valeriana officinalis, valerian
Valeriana officinalis, valerian
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants
 
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