This plant is considered a plant tranquilizer. Pliny the Elder, the famous Roman writer and naturalist of the first century AD, already recommended it as a relaxant. In France, it is used to reduce nervousness in adults and children, particularly in cases of sleep disorders.
The activity on the central nervous system and the antispasmodic effects of the plant are, in all likelihood, linked to the high content of valerinic acid in its root, but just as likely to the presence of other molecules which, taken individually, are also effective.
- Fights against sleep disorders;
- Fights against nervousness.