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The biological activity of Valerian and related plants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3287008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A comprehensive review of the constituents of the Valerianaceae is presented with particular reference to the sedative activity of extracts from various constituent species. The sedative activity can be ascribed to the valepotriates present and to a lesser extent to the sesquiterpene constituents of the volatile oils. Recent research into the toxicology of the valepotriates is also considered.
P J Houghton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ethnopharmacology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0378-8741     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ethnopharmacol     Publication Date:    1988 Feb-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-07-06     Completed Date:  1988-07-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903310     Medline TA:  J Ethnopharmacol     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Chelsea Department of Pharmacy, King's College London.
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MeSH Terms
Alkaloids / analysis
Hypnotics and Sedatives / pharmacology
Oils, Volatile / analysis
Plant Extracts / pharmacology
Plants, Medicinal / analysis*
Valerian / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Alkaloids; 0/Hypnotics and Sedatives; 0/Oils, Volatile; 0/Plant Extracts

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