Valerian (St. John’s Wort)
The roots of the plant are used, which contain a complex of valeopatriates, sesquiterpenes, essential oils, etc. The herb acts sedative, soporific, painkilling, antispasmodic. It is used for insomnia, anxiety, attention and/or hyperactivity disorders, stress headaches, gastrointestinal disorders with cramps, autonomic neuropathies, hyperthyroidism, etc.
Drowsiness and temporary suppression of the nervous system are possible with an overdose; it is not recommended to take valerian preparations for more than two months, as side effects (constipation, etc.) may occur.