sexual dysfunction that involves recurrent or persistent involuntary spasms of the musculature of the outer part of the vagina. Vaginismus is a sexual disorder that is characterized by the outer third of the vaginal muscles tightening, often painfully. Moreover, Vaginismus is a recurring involuntary muscle spasms in the outer third of the vagina that interfere with sexual intercourse.
sedative and hypnotic, a preparation that brings on sleep. Valerian is native to Europe and parts of Asia; it has since been introduced in the United States, placed under cultivation and now growing in the wild, as well. It is usually cultivated for its pinkish white or lavender flowers as well as for its medicinal uses. The name "valerian" is thought to derive from the Latin verb valere, which means "to be well." It is also sometimes said to derive from Valeria, the province of the Roman Empire where the plant may have originated.