Indian Valerian {Valeriana wallichii}

Indian Valerian or Tagara

Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Pacifies Vata, Pitta, and Kapha
  2. Taste – Bitter, pungent, astringent
  3. Energetics – Heating
  4. Main Traditional Action: Medhya-asayana, sedative, sleep promoting
  5. Other Traditional Uses: Analeptic, antispasmodic, carminative, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, eye tonic, and nervine


Modern Research

Valeriana wallichii and its components have been investigated for a number of biological activities including: anticancer, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, prevent ischaemia-reperfusion induced cerebral injury, affinity for benzodiazepine binding site in the GABA(A) receptor, analgesic, mental depression, stress management, acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity, antispasmodic and hypotensive effects mediated through K(ATP) channel activation, which justify its use in gastrointestinal and cardiovascular disorder.

Products which contain the herb:

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