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Valerian or valeriana officianalis is a flowering herb originally from Europe. It's root (or an extract thereof) is used as a sedative and anxiolytic. It is commonly available over the counter as an herbal sleep aid.

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Valerian is traditionally used as a sleep aid or for mental stress.[1][2]

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  1. Committee for Herbal Medicinal Products (January 26, 2018), Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/133 of 24 January 2018 amending Decision 2008/911/EC shing a list of herbal substances, preparations and combinations thereof for use in traditional herbal medicinal products (notified under document C(2018) 213), retrieved October 1, 2020
  2. Gyllenhaal, Charlotte; Merritt, Sharon L.; Peterson, Sara Davia; Block, Keith I.; Gochenour, Tom (June 1, 2000). "Efficacy and safety of herbal stimulants and sedatives in sleep disorders". Sleep Medicine Reviews. 4 (3): 229–251. doi:10.1053/smrv.1999.0093. ISSN 1087-0792.