|Molecular weight||234.339 g/mol|
|Names and Identifiers|
|Traditional Name||Valerenic acid|
|CAS Registry Number||3569-10-6|
Valerenic acid is a sesquiterpenoid constituent of the essential oil of the Valerian plant.
Valerian is used as a herbal sedative which may be helpful in the treatment of insomnia. It is likely that several components of the plant contribute to the effect. Valerenic acid is thought to be at least partly responsible for the sedative effects.