Regulatory Status

Valerian was included as an official drug in the US Pharmacopeia until 1936 and in the National Formulary until 1946. Currently, the USP advisory panel does not recommend valerian's use owing to lack of adequate scientific evidence and conflicting study results. They encourage further research (4). Valerian is generally recognized as safe as a food and beverage flavoring by the FDA (2). The German Commission Monograph E has approved valerian as a sleep-promoting and calmative agent to be used in the treatment of unrest and sleep disturbances caused by anxiety (9). In Australia, valerian is accept able as an active ingredient in the "listed products" category of the Therapeutic Goods Administration. In Belgium, subterranean parts, powder extract, and tincture are allowed for use as traditional tranquilizers. The Health Protection Branch of Health Canada allows products containing valerian as a single agent in the form of crude dried root in tablets, capsules, powders, extracts, tinctures, drops, or tea bags intended for use as sleeping aids and sedatives. In the United Kingdom, valerian is included on the General Sale Ledger.

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