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Valerian Seeds (Valeriana Officinalis)


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Blooms in May till August. The root is used for sleep problems.


Valerian (Valeriana officinalis, Valerianaceae) is a hardy perennial flowering plant, with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers which bloom in the summer months. Valerian flower extracts were used as a perfume in the sixteenth century. Native to Europe and parts of Asia, valerian has been introduced into North America. It is consumed as food by the larvae of some Lepidoptera (butterfly and moth) species including Grey Pug. In the West its roots are traditionally used for their sedative and anxiolytic effects. They would promote sleep and reduce anxiety and are therefore considered a natural alternative to sleeping pills.
Label Valeriana Officinalis
Common name Valerian
Family Valerianaceae
Genus Valeriana
Species Valeriana Officinalis
Cultivar No
Therapeutic uses Valerian is used for insomnia and other disorders as an alternative to benzodiazepine drugs, and as a sedative for nervous tension, hysteria, excitability, stress and intestinal colic or cramps.
Germination No
Scarification / Stratification No

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