Valerian Root Valeriana officinalis
Historically, used to induce a sound sleep, calm the nerves, ease pain and relax nervous tension and anxiety. The herb has also been used to help children with hyperactivity and behavioral problems. This herb works well in treating depression, panic attacks, emotional stress, PMS, menstrual cramps, and despondency. It is also used for hypochondria, nervous headaches, migraine headaches, irritability, hysteria, and mild spasmodic affections. Valerian has been used to treat diarrhea, epilepsy, croup, convulsions, vertigo, nervous cough, delirium, neuralgia, muscle cramps, gas pains, stomach cramps, spasms, palpitations, gas, and colic.