Valerian – Organic

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Native to Europe & Northern Asia, Valerian, latin valere – meaning to be healthy or strong.

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Definitely strong in smell, known as ‘phu’ tea as long ago as 460BC. Prior to being named Valerian it was known as ‘nard’ Others believe it’s named after ‘Valerius’ Roman Emperor who reigned 253-259 AD. A recipe in the 1500’s contained Valerian, it was called Amantilla. It was said “men who begin to fight and when you wish to stop them, give them the juice of Amantilla and peace will be made immediately”.

The Piute Indians used valerian as a flour substitute; German women as a coffee substitute; the British as a soup base. In WWI & II it was used in Europe to relieve stress during air raids. Native Americans used chewed Valerian in the ears to provide relief from earache.

It has been shown to be beneficial with the following conditions:
Acne, A.D.H.D., alleviate throat tickling, anxieties, digestive flatulence, cramps, depression, despondency, drug addiction, epilepsy, headaches, heart palpitations, hypertension, injuries, insomnia, irritable bowel, menstrual (period) pain, mental tension, migraines, muscle cramps, muscle spasms, nerve related heart conditions, nerves, nervous coughs, nervous digestive disorders, peptic ulcers, reduces mucous from colds, relieving pain, restlessness in children, restless leg syndrome, skin rashes stress, topical sores, ulcers, urinary tract disorders, & wounds.


Organic Valerian Valeriana officinalis (Root)


Available in black kraft bags.

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