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You have a stress? It is advisable to drink valerians...

use preparations of a valerian as a soft sedative At all times. Valerian drops, extract recommend at sleep disorders, stressful states. Surprising medicinal properties of a plant are known long since, but despite it, scientists and actively continue to study today a valerian.

Mysteriously a pyanyashcha for cats,
I to the person you are always desired
For weakening of stressful fetters,
the Fine grass a valerian.
(A. Buzni) of

of Valerian medicinal was long since used by the person as a herb and was even considered as a magic plant.

According to various versions, she received the name from Latin - “valere“ that means “to be healthy“. According to other sources, the plant was called in honor of the Roman emperor Valerian (˛˛˛ century AD) . Still there is an assumption that the Roman doctor Pliny Valerian has a direct bearing on a valerian.

Also other names - maun, a cat`s root are widely known. Probably, all know as the valerian root affects cats. They literally “go bananas“ from it, react to a valerian in any kind - crude or dry roots, tincture - the result is identical. They from far away catch a smell, look for, break off the earth, ride about plants, coming to extraordinary excitement. I observed once how in the village on a kitchen garden where the valerian grew, all local cats arranged “picnic“, probably. At the same time they as dogs, dug the earth about a plant, laid down and rode, heatedly purred and rubbed about stalks.

However, the valerian affects the person absolutely on the contrary - as calming. Still doctors of Ancient Greece knew about this its property. For example, Dioskorid ranked a valerian as plants which can operate thoughts of the person. It is known that Pliny Starshy called a plant “a Gallic north“ and considered that it is capable to excite thought, Avicenna recommended to accept a valerian for strengthening of a brain.

Brunfels in “Herbalist“ of the 16th century wrote that “… the valerian brings complacency, a consent and tranquility when two people drink it from one vessel“. At the end of the 16th century Fabius Coloumna reported about the healing by means of a valerian from epilepsy, and during the whole century this application was widely known.

One more name - a ladannitsa is known. Application of a valerian bore rest and complacency to people, peace to society. Besides, essential oils allowed to use it as aromatic means.

In Russia attributed to a valerian magic properties. There is a legend, allegedly Saint Panteley is a healer went to collect medicative herbs to the wood. Night was silent and moonless. And suddenly on the fringe of the forest among bushes he saw a large number of pinkish sparks which streamed from the soil, rose over the earth and formed cloudlets in the form of flowers. Panteley began to dig out places from which sparks came, and found roots of exotic plants. Than more he dug them, than more quietly and more pleasantly felt. He understood that he this curative plant, dug out backs a full bag and distributed them to patients. People from curative backs found warm rest, cheerfulness, calm.

In Russia industrial collecting a wild-growing valerian was begun at the tsar Pyotr ˛. It found application as within the country, and was important export raw materials as in the 18th century the valerian joins in all European pharmacopeias and the period of active studying of its phytochemistry and medicinal properties begins.

In countries of Western Europe the first experiments on cultivation of a valerian date 1840 when in Bavaria (Germany) the first skilled allotments were put. In Russia the first attempts of cultivation of a valerian belong to 1914 in Tiflis`s (Tbilisi) vicinities and Rostov-on-Don.

It should be noted that the valerian is still actively studied by scientists of the whole world. It is established that it has multilateral effect on an organism: oppresses the central nervous system, removes spasms of smooth muscles, regulates action of the heart, working through the central nervous system, strengthens secretion zheludochno - an intestinal path, a zhelcheotdeleniye.

Today in types of family Valerian more than 470 substances are identified.

One of the main connections is essential oil with which connect pharmacological activity. In it about 70 components are revealed. Recently the great interest is caused by group of connections under the name of a valepotriata - esters of organic acids and triterpenovy tertiary alcohols. Their contents in raw materials can fluctuate from 1% to 3,3%. Elevated and underground bodies contain to 20 flavonoids, 10 hydroxycinnamon acids, about 12 alkaloidny connections are revealed . In raw materials a big set of organic acids : ant, oil, acetic, apple, stearin, palmitic, begenovy, arakhinovy.

There are several recommendations of use of dry roots of a valerian:

infusion - 20 g, or 2,5 tablespoons, the crushed roots to fill in with a glass of boiled water, to draw and accept 2 - 3 tablespoons 3 - 4 times a day;

cold infusion - 2 teaspoons of roots on 1 glass of cold water to draw 12 hours, to drink on 1/3 glass three times a day;

powder of rhizomes with roots are accepted on 1 - 3 gram on reception by 2 - 4 times a day. by

the Most rational dosage form consider cold infusion.

I wish all tranquility and only tranquility as one literary hero used to say. If nevertheless there was a need of use of a valerian, then remember that according to the last researches, fully its medical action is shown only at prolonged and systematic use, not less than one month.