Alfeñique, Barbe de Jupiter, Bouncing Bess, Bovis and Soldier, Centranthe Rouge, Centranthus ruber, Centranto, Delicate Bess, Drunken Sailor, Fox's-Brush, Jupiter's Beard, Lilas d’Espagne, Milamores, Pretty Betsy, Red Spur Valerian, Red Valerian, Valeriana Roja, Valeriana rubra, Valériane des Jardins, Valériane Rouge.
Red-spur valerian is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.
People take red-spur valerian as a sedative. Sedatives cause relaxation and sleepiness.
How does it work?
Red-spur valerian contains a chemical that may act like a sedative, causing relaxation and sleepiness.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Use as a sedative.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
The appropriate dose of red-spur valerian depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for red-spur valerian. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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