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.
Valeriana. A gentle nerve stimulant, useful when the face is pale and the skin cool, in hysterical conditions, and nervous excitement. Employed in nervousness with depression, hysteria, hypochondria, the restlessness of fever, and mild, spasmodic affections. (Tr., I f5 to 2 f5; f.e. or ec. tr., 30 I.)