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        Description

        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.


        Chemistry

        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.


        Indications

        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.