NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,879 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- garden valerian
- listen (GAR-den vuh-LEER-ee-un)
- 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 heliotrope, Indian valerian, Mexican valerian, Pacific valerian, valerian, Valeriana officinalis, and Valerianae radix.