It has also been used as a medicinal herb for panic attacks.
Valerian root has also been shown to relieve pain. This, combined with the sedative effect, makes it effective in relieving headaches (especially stress headaches,) migraines, arthritis and muscle pain.
This herb has also shown promise in treating several nerve disorders. Shingles, sciatica, neuralgia, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and peripheral neuropathy are all conditions that respond to valerian use.
Valerian root has also been used as an herbal remedy for ADHD in adults and children along with other childhood nervous disorders.
This plant has a positive effect on heart health. It helps to slow the heart in tachycardia, helps regulate arrhythmias and stabilizes blood pressure. Its anti-thrombotic effect helps to prevent blood clots as well.
Valerian has been used for chronic digestive disorders, stomach cramps, colic, diarrhea and bloating (especially when it is caused by emotional or physical stress or coffee, alcohol, and nicotine abuse).