Plant Uses: Traditionally Valerian has been used as a remedy for sleep disorders, anxiety and nervousness.
Plant Preparations: Decoction: cook your herbs
Plant Properties: Powerful nervine, muscle relaxant, general tranquilliser and sedative.
Energetics and Taste: Warming, pungent
Scientific Name: Valeriana edulus
Other Common Names: Garden heliotrope, garden valerian, Indian valerian, Pacific valerian.
Family : Valerianaceae
Parts Used: Root
Caution and Contraindications: With all herbs, it is important that you do your own research before consuming them. Although many herbs are generally safe to use, some herbs may have interactions with medication, blood pressure or be unsuitable to take during pregnancy.