Name: Valerian

Latin name: Valeriana officinalis

Family:  Caprifoliaceae

Parts Used: Root

Taste: Acrid

Energetics: Warming

Key actions: Sedative, spasmolytic, nervine, anxiolytic, relaxant


              Use caution if taking sedative medication

Valerian is probably best known to support a good night’s sleep. She does this, among other things, by relaxing the nervous system and muscular tissue of both the digestive and musculoskeletal systems.*
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