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  1. Valeriana, genus Valeriana(noun)

    genus of widely distributed perennial herbs and some shrubs

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  1. Valeriana

    Valeriana is a genus of flowering plants in the family Valerianaceae, members of which may by commonly known as valerians. It includes a number of species, of which the best known is the garden valerian Valeriana officinalis. Some species are native to Europe, others to North America and South America. Species include: ⁕Valeriana acutiloba ⁕Valeriana arburua ⁕Valeriana arizonica ⁕Valeriana buxifolia ⁕Valeriana californica ⁕Valeriana capitata ⁕Valeriana carnosa ⁕Valeriana celtica - Alpine valerian or valerian spikenard ⁕Valeriana columbiana ⁕Valeriana dioica - marsh valerian ⁕Valeriana edulis ⁕Valeriana occidentalis ⁕Valeriana officinalis, also called garden valerian. The root of Valeriana officinalis has been demonstrated to possess sedative and anxiolytic effects. ⁕Valeriana pauciflora ⁕Valeriana scandens ⁕Valeriana scouleri ⁕Valeriana septentrionalis ⁕Valeriana sitchensis - Sitka valerian ⁕Valeriana sorbifolia ⁕Valeriana texana ⁕Valeriana tiliifolia ⁕Valeriana tripteris ⁕Valeriana uliginosa - mountain valerian or marsh valerian ⁕Valeriana wallichii

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