Valerian / Valere

Valerian Officinalis Valerian is a known sedative.  Potentially valerian has anxiolytic properties also. The name comes from the Latin “valere”, to be strong, healthy. In 1882, B.S. Burton used an analogue of valerian to prevent seizures in laboratory experiments. This led to the development of valproic acid, now used to treat bipolar disorder. Valproic acid … Continue reading