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EUROMED valerian extract is a standardized hydroalcoholic herbal extract of the root of Valeriana officinalis L.

(Fam. Valerianaceae), a perennial herbaceous plant widely distributed mostly in Europe but also in some parts of South America and Asia. It is nowadays cultivated on a large scale for medicinal use in Europe.


Different compounds are found in valerian:

• kessane derivatives, monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes • Iridoids, also known as valepotriates, and their degradation products baldrinal, homobaldrinal and valtroxal

• Small amounts of alkaloids as well as amino acids (GABA, thyrosine, glutamine), flavonoids, triterpenes, various minerals and sugars.

• volatile oilLeading substances for identification and standardization are the cyclopentane-sesqui-terpenes valerenic acid, acetoxyvalerenic acid, hydroxyvalerenic acid and valerenal, as those components are only found in Valeriana officinalis.


Valerian root extract is a safe and effective herbal medicinal product for the treatment of nervous tension and especially difficulties in falling asleep or lack of sleep quality.