Valerianae radix


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of valerian root. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing valerian root.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing valerian root. For practical information about using valerian root medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Valerianae radix
English common name Valerian Root
Botanical name Valeriana officinalis L.
Therapeutic area
  • Sleep disorders and temporary insomnia
  • Mental stress and mood disorders
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
  • European Union herbal monograph
  • European Union list entry
Additional information


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