Valerenic acid

Valerenic acid
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Chemical FormulaC15H22O2
Molecular weight234.339 g/mol
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Traditional NameValerenic acid
CAS Registry Number3569-10-6

 

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.

 

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