Translation of valerian in Spanish:

valerian

Pronunciation: /vəˈlɪriən; væˈlɪəriən/

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  • [Botany/Botánica] [Pharmacology/Farmacología] valeriana (feminine)
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    • Down by the pool, sown among the large white rocks that were dug out of the hillside to accommodate it, are white valerians, more grasses, lavenders and sages.
    • Unless it's the drug-like catnips and valerians, most cats ignore growing things.
    • The herbs chamomile, valerian, yarrow, nettle, comfrey and dandelion can help make a success of your compost heap.
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    • Unlike synthetic sedatives, valerian is not considered addictive.
    • An alternative remedy for insomnia is valerian, a herbal medicine that has some reported positive effects but has not been exhaustively clinically investigated.
    • In animal and clinical studies, valerian has proven to act as a mild sedative and tranquilizer, thereby aiding sleep, even among chronic pain sufferers.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.