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Indian Valerian (Mushk Bala)


Scientific Name: Valeriana Wallichi

مشک بالا



Indian valerian/Mushk Bala (مشک بالا) or Valeriana Wallichi is an erect, perennial plant that grows to a height of 4 feet with pinnate, divided and heart-shaped leaves. Pink or white flowers are found in clusters on the leaf top.

Uses & Benefits of Indian Valerian:

  1. Indian valerian is anodyne, antispasmodic, aromatic, calmative, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, nervine, relaxant, sedative, stimulant and tranquilizer.
  2. The herb has a remarkable influence on the cerebro-spinal system, hypochondriasis, hysteria, insomnia, migraines, nervous unrests and nervous tensions, neuralgia and neurasthenia.
  3. It is useful in treating anxiety, breathlessness, epilepsy, giddiness and fainting fits.
  4. The herb lowers blood pressure, palpitations of the heart and even strengthens the heart.
  5. Indian valerian is useful in curing gastrointestinal conditions like diverticulitis, irritable bowel, nervous dyspepsia, nervous stomach, stimulates digestion, and stomach cramps.
  6. It proves helpful in treating head congestion and loosens phlegm in different coughs and lung congestion.
  7. Indian valerian comes handy in menstrual cramps and muscle spasms, aids liver function and relieves pain.
  8. The root corrects tremors, reduces excitement and irritability, lowers high blood pressure and calms the nervous system.


  1. Indian valerian should not be taken for longer periods of time, since it can cause mental depression in some people.
  2. If consumed in excess, the herb can result in a stimulating effect rather than a relaxing effect. It can also cause heaviness and pain in the head stupor.

Additional information


Whole, Powder, Grounded


50 gm, 100 gm, 250 gm, 500 gm


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