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Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis)
A wild herb with fragrant flowers, now cultivated for its root and essential oil. A tincture of the oil is well known as a strong sedative that counteracts anxiety, calms nervousness, reduces heart palpitations and even helps epileptic fits. See 'Alternative Medicines'
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