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Definition of the noun valerian

What does valerian mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: valerians

  1. a plant of the genus Valeriana having lobed or dissected leaves and cymose white or pink flowers


Who is Valerian?

Valerian: Valerian; Latin: Publius Licinius Valerianus Augustus; 193/195/200 – 260 or 264, also known as Valerian the Elder, was Roman Emperor from 253 to 259. He was taken captive by Persian king Shapur I after the Battle of Edessa, becoming the only Roman Emperor who was captured as a prisoner of war, causing instability in the Empire.


Valerian is a musical group.

  • album: "Dawn of New Hope"


  1. Valerian is a fictional character from the 1956 film Through the Forests and Through the Trees.
  2. Valerian is a fictional character from the 1981 film Dragonslayer.
  3. Valerian is a fictional character from the 1959 film North by Northwest.


"Valerian" is an artwork by Cherry Hood.


"Valerian" is a composition.

Phrases with Valerian

  1. valerian family
  2. red valerian
  3. greek valerian
  4. Marsh Valerian
  5. Sitka Valerian
  6. Woods Valerian
  7. common valerian
  8. Edible Valerian
  9. garden valerian
  10. Arizona Valerian
  11. Florida Valerian
  12. Western Valerian
  13. Captiate Valerian
  14. Mountain Valerian
  15. Pineland Valerian
  16. Guadalupe Valerian
  17. Scouler's Valerian
  18. Sharpleaf Valerian
  19. Wenatchee Valerian
  20. California Valerian

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Valerian

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Google previewThe Earthwise Herbal (2008)

A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants by Matthew Wood

Valerian is a native of Europe widely naturalized in the temperate regions around the world. It is an ancient traditional remedy for overexcitement and sleeplessness. With its acrid flavor, valerian root may be considered almost the archetype of ...

Google previewGunn's New Family Physician (1868)

Or, Home Book of Health; Forming a Complete Household Guide ... by John C. Gunn, Johnson H. Jordan, Charles S. Royce

Valerian—(Valeriana Officinalis).—Valerian is a large, handsome plant, indigenous to Europe, growing in rich, moist woods, meadows, and along the banks of streams. The root is the part used, and may generally be found in our drug stores.

Google previewThe American System of Dentistry (1887)

by Wilbur F. Litch

Valerian is the rhizome of the Yaleriana officinalis. It contains a volatile oil and several oxidized derivatives from it, among...

Valerian is a gentle stimulant and anti- spasmodic. In full doses it increases the heart's ...

Google previewHerbs: Partners in Life (2000)

Healing, Gardening, and Cooking with Wild Plants by Adele G. Dawson

VALERIANACEAE Valerian is a true dual-purpose plant. Its flower is showy and fragrant in the garden, its root...

Valerian is an anodyne, an antispasmodic, and a non-narcotic nervine. A standard infusion of fresh rootstock, two teaspoons to ...

Google previewGunn's Newest Family Physician (1883)

Or, Home-book of Health: an Approved Household Guide, for Avoiding Disease and Prolonging Life, Giving Clear Directions in Cases of Drowning, Poisoning, Wounds and Other Emergencies, with Plain Instructions for Managing the Sick-room and Nursing the Sick; and Pointing Out the Best Methods for Securing Pure Air, Pure Water, and Proper Drainage for Dwellings and Premises, and Familiarly Indicating the Causes and Symptoms and the Requisite Treatment for the Cure of the Diseases Incident to Men, Women, and Children, with the Simplest and Best Remedies; More Especially Those from the Vegetable Materia Medica. Accurate Descriptions are Given of the Forms, Properties and Uses of Hundreds of Well-known Medicinal Plants. Also, Separate Treatises on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene, on Domestic and Sanitary Economy, and Illustrated Lessons for Physical Recreation in Swimming, Rowing, Riding, Jumping, Etc., with an Appendix, Containing Some 400 Tested Practical Recipes, and Remedies for Diseases of Domestic Animals by John Charles Gunn

Valerian is a large, handsome plant, indigenous to Europe, growing in rich, moist woods, meadows, and along the banks of streams. The root is the part used, and may generally be found in our drug stores. MEDICAL PROPERTIES AND Usss.

Google previewThings you ought to know clearly explained (1877)

by One who knows (pseud.)

VALERIAN is a root of extremely nauseous taste, good in cases of hysterics, epilepsy, and derangements of the...

Google previewMood Enhancing Plants (2011)

by Chrissie Wildwood

Valerian is a tall perennial growing up to 1 m, with a massive root system and a short rhizome, which bears erect, furrowed stems. The leaves are pinnate and divided into six to ten segments. The small, funnel-shaped, white or pinkish flowers ...

Google previewHerbal Toxicology (2009)

by Amita Sarkar

Valerian is a perennial herb comprised of grooved hollow stems and saw-toothed green leaves. White, pale pink, or reddish flowers appear from June to August. Valerian grows to heights of 3-5 feet in the temperate climates of North America, ...

Google previewChina Bayles' Book of Days (2006)

by Susan Wittig Albert

Valerian is a nervine and a relaxant that helps to reduce tension ...

Google preview10 Essential Herbs for Lifelong Health (1999)

Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-218 by Barbara L. Heller

Valerian is the herb of choice for insomnia and stress. It also works well for reducing menstrual cramps, headaches associated with the menstrual cycle, other muscle cramps, and intestinal upsets. The FDA places it on its list of herbs ...

Google previewClinical Guide to Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders (2014)

by Jon E. Grant, Samuel R. Chamberlain, Brian L. Odlaug

Indications and Efficacy Valerian is a flowering plant found in the northern hemisphere. It was primarily used in Persian culture and has been written about in the literature since the 16th century. It has numerous uses, including perfumes, ...

Google previewComplementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy (2005)

by Orrin Devinsky, MD, Steven V. Pacia, MD, Steven C. Shachter, MD

Valerian is a flowering herb native to Europe and Asia that has been known as a sedative for thousands of years. It has remained an extremely popular herb in Western countries, particularly in Germany and Russia. Research has shown it to ...

Google previewThe Botanist's and Gardener's New Dictionary; in which is Also Comprised, A Gardener's Calendar ... and to which is Prefixed an Introduction to the Linnæan System of Botany (1763)

by James WHEELER (Gardener at Gloucester.)

The great garden Valerian is an alexipharmic, sudorifie, and diuretic. The root is the only part of it used in medicine: this is to be taken up in September, and carefully dried. It is given in powder, in asthmas, pleurisies, coughs, obstructions of the ...

Google previewHerb Gardening For Dummies (2010)

by Karan Davis Cutler, Kathleen Fisher, Suzanne DeJohn, National Gardening Association

Valerian is a hardy perennial growing to 5 feet tall. The stems, produced from a rosette of foliage in the second year, are hollow and grooved, branching with rows of toothed, dark green leaves set along the stems like rungs of a ladder.

Google previewThe Oxford Book of Health Foods (2006)

by J. G. Vaughan, P. A. Judd

Indian Valerian is a smaller plant, growing to a height of about 70 ...

Google previewHerbal Defense (2001)

Positioning Yourself to Triumph Over Illness and Aging by Robyn Landis, Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa

Valerian Root Valerian is a relaxant herb that has a calming effect on the autonomic nervous system. It is a good short-term sedative that works quickly, offering a healthy, nontoxic alternative to strong prescription drugs. For insomnia, valerian ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Crystals, Herbs, and New Age Elements (2016)

An A to Z Guide to New Age Elements and How to Use Them by Adams Adams Media, Media Adams

Healing Uses: Valerian has a tranquilizing and sedative effect on the nervous system, making it excellent for treating insomnia, anxiety, and headaches. It is especially soothing as a tea or added to bathwater. Valerian relaxes the muscles of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Folk Medicine (2004)

Old World and New World Traditions by Gabrielle Hatfield

Valerian. (Valeriana. officinalis). This is an example of an herb used differently in British folk medicine than it is in official medicine and herbalism. Its folk medical uses have been limited. It has been used for treating cuts (Vickery 1995: 379) ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aphrodisiacs (2013)

Psychoactive Substances for Use in Sexual Practices by Christian Rätsch, Claudia Müller-Ebeling

applied to valerian root: “ Whoever wants to have success with women should carry a root of the pot marigold [Calendula officinalis L.]. Magical powers are also ascribed to valerian root: 'Take ...

Google previewChaucer Name Dictionary (2014)

A Guide to Astrological, Biblical, Historical, Literary, and Mythological Names in the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer by Jacqueline de Weever

VALERIAN, VALERIANS. Valerian is the ...

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Small photo of Kendall Jenner at the World premiere of 'Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, USA on July 17, 2017.Small photo of Fresh salad lunch with chickpeas, tomatoes, carrots and valerian served in mason jarsSmall photo of White valerian buds - Latin name - Valeriana officinalisSmall photo of Samara, Russia - May 15, 2018: Monument to the Valerian Kuibyshev against the blue sky at the central squareSmall photo of Close up pink flowers of Valerian, Valeriana officinalis, belonging to the Honeysuckle family with medicinal ingredients for homeopathic resources that give peaceSmall photo of Traditional folk remedy from valerian roots in a mortarSmall photo of Frankfurt, Germany. 14th Oct, 2017. Jean-Claude Mezieres (* 1938), french comic artist - Valerian and Veronique / Valerian and Laureline comics - Frankfurt Bookfair / Buchmesse Frankfurt 2017 More...

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Scrabble value of V4A1L1E1R1I1A1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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