Valerian - (Valeriana officinalis)

Valerian Herb

This perennial herb, also known as phu and all-heal, is native to Europe and parts of Asia.
The name Valeriana comes from Latin and means "well-being".

Valerian can grow up to five feet tall and three feet wide. The flowers are very tiny and comes in white, pink or lavender.

Plant valerian in rich, moist, well-drained soil in a sunny location. Once the plant is there it will self-sow and spread by root runners.
Harvest the roots every second year in autumn.

Valerian is believed to have a calming effect on your body.

Parts used: Rhizome, root.

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