garden valerian

A plant whose roots are used as a sedative and to treat certain medical conditions. It is being studied as a way to improve sleep in cancer patients undergoing treatment. Also called valerian, Indian valerian, Pacific valerian, Mexican valerian, garden heliotrope, Valeriana officinalis, and Valerianae radix.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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  • garden valerian — noun : garden heliotrope 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Valerian (herb) — For other uses, see Valerian. Valerian (plant) Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • garden heliotrope — A plant whose roots are used as a sedative and to treat certain medical conditions. It is being studied as a way to improve sleep in cancer patients undergoing treatment. Also called valerian, garden valerian, Indian valerian, Pacific valerian,… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • valerian — A plant whose roots are used as a sedative and to treat certain medical conditions. It is being studied as a way to improve sleep in cancer patients undergoing treatment. Also called garden valerian, Indian valerian, Pacific valerian, Mexican… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Valerian — may mean:* Valerian (herb), a medicinal plant * Red valerian, a garden flower People * Valerian I, Roman emperor 253 260 * Valerian II, son of Gallienus (d. 258) * Valerianus Magnus (1586 1661), Italian Capuchin missionary preacher in Central… …   Wikipedia

  • valerian — [və lir′ē ən] n. [ME < MFr valériane < ML valeriana, valerian, prob. after Valeria, province in Pannonia, where the plants were grown] 1. any of a genus (Valeriana) of plants of the valerian family, with clusters or spikes of white, pink,… …   English World dictionary

  • garden heliotrope — garden he·lio·trope hē lē ə .trōp, Brit usu hel yə n a tall Old World valerian (Valeriana officinalis) widely cultivated for its fragrant tiny flowers and for its rhizome and roots which yield the drug valerian …   Medical dictionary

  • garden heliotrope — n. a tall valerian (Valeriana officinalis) with small, very fragrant, white, pink, or lavender flowers and a strong smelling root formerly used in medicine …   English World dictionary

  • garden heliotrope — noun tall rhizomatous plant having very fragrant flowers and rhizomes used medicinally (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑common valerian, ↑Valeriana officinalis • Hypernyms: ↑valerian * * * noun 1. : a tall perennial rhizomatous herb …   Useful english dictionary

  • garden-heliotrope — vaistinis valerijonas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Valerijoninių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Valeriana officinalis), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Valeriana… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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