Talk:Valeriana officinalis (botany)
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|Valeriana officinalis (botany)|
|Active constituents||Valerenic acid, Isovaleramide|
Valerian is an herbaceous perennial, with a strong, fetid smell. The stem is erect, grooved, and hairy near the base, and sometimes branched above. It bears four to eight pairs of leaves. The dark-green leaves are sometimes divided more than once. The pink-tinged flowers are small and tubular.