This section is from the book "A Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Thos. S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: A Practitioner's handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
Ammonium Valerian Ate, a stimulating sedative somewhat similar to ammonium bromide, but is more readily tolerated by the stomach. It combines well with the bromides. Used in nervous headache, insomnia, and hysteria (2 to 8 gr.). The National Formulary elixir contains 2 grains to the teaspoonful.