Latin name: Valeriana jatamansi, V. wallichii
Sanskrit/Indian name: Tagara
Indian Valerian is recommended for the treatment of insomnia. It stimulates the central nervous system, and reduces spasms and anxiety. Records have shown that the herb, which grows in abundance in the temperate Himalayan regions, has been medicinally used in the 16th century to treat trembling, delirium tremens, headaches and heart palpitations.
Therapeutic constituents:The hesperidin and methylapigenin present in Indian Valerian have sedative and sleep-enhancing properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- As a sedative, Indian Valerian induces sleep and treats insomnia.
- The herb maintains normal nervine function and is also used in treating anxiety and tremors. It relieves nervous irritation and agitation.