Herbs: What is Valerian?

A Note on the Herb Valerian| Heat in The Kitchen | Ingredients | Herbs | Vegetarian

Valerian

Valerian is a root well known for its properties of calm the anxious and relax the sleepless. It smells funky – like a washrag left in the corner of the laundry. It tastes even funkier.

Valerian is also useful as a muscle relaxant, so useful against menstrual cramps and other types of spasms.

A convenient way to take valerian is in tablet form or making tea from the leaves and roots.

Note that Valerian is not related to Valium!

 

Feel free to browse recipes from our Retro Recipes series. You might also like our Ingredients information here.

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