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Valeriana

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Valeriana

1. Description

Kingdom:
Plant-
Family:
Valerianaceae
Latin Name:
Valeriana officinalis
Homeopathic:
Valeriana-
Abbreviation:
Valer
Synonyms:
Valerian, Valeriana, Valer, Valerian officinalis

2. Source & History

Valeriana was used as early as 4 BC by Hippocrates which he called Phu after the sound people made from its peculiar odour. 
It was not until the 17th century that the plant became used against epilepsy at which time it acquired the name valeriana officinalis. The term "officinalis" simply means
"of use in the apothecary".
Additionally it was used historically as a warming drug, an emmenagogic, febrifugal, diuretic, nervine, sleeping draft, to cure afflictions of the spleen and the plague, back pain, coughs and eye complaints.
Externally it was used to combat ulcers and fig warts (condyloma). The strong smell from the dried root was also used to ward off devils, witches and all manner of bad spirits. Even today in certain rural areas a bunch of valerian is often hung up above the entrance as a protection against misfortune and evil.
The Homeopathic tincture is made from the
root

3. Mentals & Generals

Delirious, hysterical, nervous, irritable, neuralgic, hypochondriacal, over excited subjects. There can be opposing symptoms which appear to alternate eg: hallucinations and somberness, joy and fear, dark despair and active mind full of ideas, irritability and gaiety, weariness and vigour etc

4. Particulars

Brightness and light before the eyes even in the dark so that things seem clearly visible.
Shiny red eyes.
Nausea with great quantities of saliva
Griping abdominal drawing pain.
Sleep apnoea/ Sleeplessness
Drawing pain in the loins as well as crampy jerkings and spasms of the extremities particularly the calves, Achilles tendon and heels..

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Resting and Standing
Before midnight
Fasting

Rubbing painful areas
Walking, movement
After sleep & food
Morning

6. Keywords

Hysteria
Sensation of floating
Changeable
Worse when standing
Drawing pain in calf, Achilles and abdomen.

7. Clinicals

Asthma from nervousness
Sleeplessness
Hysteria, hypochondriasis, neuralgia,
Sciatica

8. Constitutional Prescribing

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This remedy is something of an anomaly in that it is seldom prescribed on the basis of physical symptoms only. Rather the mentals are the guiding indicators. Consequently it is prescribed mainly in the higher constitutional potencies as compared to the lower symptomatic attenuations.

In terms of constitutional classification its symptoms of neuralgic excitability place it firmly within Nebel's Phosphoric grouping whilst the contrasting mentals of brooding melancholia provide a hint of Nebel's Carbonic.  

9. Relationships

Activity:
up to 10 days
Affinities:
Aco, Bell, Cham, Coff, Hyos, Ig, Merc, Nux-v, Puls, Stan, Sul.
Complements:
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Inimicals:
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Remedies that Follow Well
Phos, Puls,

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11. Further Information

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.Copyright Sylvian Cazalet Homeopathe International Reversed Kent's Repertory
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Valeriana
Valeriana

Valeriana
Valeriana

Kingdom: Plant
Latin Name: Valeriana officinalis 
Common Name: Valerian 
Homeopahtic: Valeriana  

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