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Valeriana officinalis (botany)
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Valeriana officinalis
Taxonomical nomenclature
Kingdom Plantae
Unranked Angiosperms
Unranked Eudicots
Unranked Asterids
Order Dipsacales
Family Caprifoliaceae
Genus Valeriana
Species V. officinalis
Common nomenclature
Common names Valerian
Active constituents Valerenic acid, Isovaleramide

Valerian is an herbaceous perennial, with a strong, fetid smell. The stem is erect, grooved, and hairy near the base, and sometimes branched above. It bears four to eight pairs of leaves. The dark-green leaves are sometimes divided more than once. The pink-tinged flowers are small and tubular.

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