Red-Spur Valerian

What other names is Red-spur Valerian known by?

Alfeñique, Barbe de Jupiter, Bouncing Bess, Bovis and Soldier, Centranthe Rouge, Centranthus ruber, Centranto, Delicate Bess, Drunken Sailor, Fox's-Brush, Jupiter's Beard, Lilas d'Espagne, Milamores, Pretty Betsy, Red Spur Valerian, Red Valerian, Valeriana Roja, Valeriana rubra, Valériane des Jardins, Valériane Rouge.

What is Red-spur Valerian?

Red-spur valerian is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.

People take red-spur valerian as a sedative. Sedatives cause relaxation and sleepiness.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Use as a sedative.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of red-spur valerian for these uses.

How does Red-spur Valerian work?

Red-spur valerian contains a chemical that may act like a sedative, causing relaxation and sleepiness.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know if red-spur valerian is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of red-spur valerian during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Red-spur Valerian.

The appropriate dose of red-spur valerian depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for red-spur valerian. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.



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Reviewed on 9/17/2019

Williamson EM, Evans FJ, eds. Potter's New Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs and Preparations. Essex, England: CW Daniel Company Ltd., 1998.