Valerian overdose: A case report

L. B. Willey, S. P. Mady, D. J. Cobaugh, P. M. Wax

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We present the first reported case of valerian (Valeriana officianalis) overdose. This herb is popular as a sedative but little is known about its toxic effects. The patient presented with mild symptoms, all of which resolved within 24 h. Valerian overdose, at approximately 20 times the recommended therapeutic dose, appears to be benign.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-365
Number of pages2
JournalVeterinary and Human Toxicology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Toxicology
  • veterinary(all)

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Willey, L. B., Mady, S. P., Cobaugh, D. J., & Wax, P. M. (1995). Valerian overdose: A case report. Veterinary and Human Toxicology, 37(4), 364-365.