It has been recognized by orthodox medicine and is included in many pharmaceutical books that Valerian is one of the most useful relaxing neurotonics we have at our disposal. It can be used with safety to reduce tension and stress, hyperstimulation and states of hysteria. It is effective as an aid for insomnia, to effectuate natural therapeutical sleep. It helps relieve from cramps and intestinal colic and it is also good for menstrual cramps. As a painkiller it is indicated when pain is connected to tension and it can also help with migraines and rheumatic pains.