Valeriana wallichii

Botanical Name :Valeriana wallichii
Family: Valerianaceae
Genus: Valeriana
Species: V. wallichii
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Dipsacales

Common Names: All-heal, Amantilla, Baldrian, Great wild, Valerian phu,Indian Valerian,Valeriana leschenauitic, Valeriana brunoniana

Habitat : Valeriana wallichii is an extremely polymorphous complex of sub-species with natural populations dispersed throughout temperate and sub-polar Eurasian zones.  It is native to India (Himalayas).It grows in the Northwest Himalayas in places like Astore (Northern Pakistan) and forests in the region.

The species is common in damp woods, ditches, and along streams in Europe, and is cultivated as a medicinal plant, especially in Belgium, England, eastern Europe, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America.

Description:
Valeriana wallichii, is a rhizome herb of the genus Valeriana and the family Valerianaceae also called Indian Valerian or Tagar-Ganthoda, not to be confused with Ganthoda or the Long Pepper.
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Medicinal Uses:
It is an herb useful in Ayurvedic medicine used as a analeptic, antispasmodic, carminative, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, and nervine. It is useful in diseases of eye, blood and livers. It is used as a remedy for hysteria, hypochondriasis, nervous unrest and emotional stress. Also useful in clearing voice and acts as stimulant in advance stage of fever and nervous disorder. The paste of roots mashed in water is applied on forehead to alleviate the pain. Externally, the paste of its roots is applied in wounds for better healing.

Disclaimer:The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

Resources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valeriana_wallichii
http://www.motherherbs.com/valeriana-wallichi.html
http://www.pharmainfo.net/reviews/valeriana-wallichii-traditional-medicinal-plant-india
http://www.helpfulhealthtips.com/valeriana-wallichii-information-uses-and-benefits/

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