Science of Herbs

Valeriana Wallichii

Valeriana Wallichii

Common Name: Tagar,
English Name: Indian Valerian Rhizome,
Botanical Name: Valeriana wallichii DC.
Family: Valerianaceae

Description: It is a hairy perennial herb, growing in temperate Himalayas from Kashmir to Bhutan and Khasia hills up to an altitude of 3,000 m, rhizomes dug in autumn.

Chemical Constituents: The roots of tagara contain Valerianic acid, Valerosidatum (iso-valery) glycoside Valepotriates (a derivative of iridoid or monoterpene), which is used in sedative and tranquilizer preparation. A sweet smelling essential oil is extracted from the root and dried rhizome of plant. The oil contains sequiterpena, valeriac acid, terpene alcohol, bornyl esters, of formic acid, camphene, terineol.

Properties: Valerian helps alleviate symptoms of anxiety, may help you sleep better, may offer liver-protective benefits.

Used in the following MATXIN Product:

  • Tagara Matxin Singles