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Valerian Root



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Product Description

Botanical Name: Valeriana officinalis

Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae

Botanical Description:
Valeriana officinalis, commonly known as valerian, is a perennial herbaceous plant native to Europe and parts of Asia. It typically grows between 1 to 2 meters in height, featuring erect, hollow stems with opposite, pinnate leaves that are divided into toothed leaflets. Valerian produces clusters of small, fragrant flowers that are typically white or pale pink in colour. The flowers bloom in the summer and are followed by small, aromatic fruits containing seeds. Valerian has a distinctive odour, often described as musky or earthy, which is particularly pronounced in the roots. It prefers moist, well-drained soil and is often found in damp meadows, riverbanks, and woodland edges.

Valerian has a long history of use as a medicinal herb, dating back thousands of years. Revered by ancient civilizations for its sedative and calming properties, valerian has been employed in various cultures around the world. It was used in traditional herbalism to improve sleep quality. Today, valerian remains a popular herbal remedy.

Infusion: Prepare a valerian infusion by steeping dried valerian roots or leaves in hot water for 10-20 minutes. Strain and drink the infusion as a tea.
Tincture: Prepare a valerian tincture by macerating fresh or dried valerian roots in alcohol (such as vodka or brandy) for several weeks. Strain the tincture and store it in a dark glass bottle. Take the tincture orally by diluting it in water or juice according to the dosage instructions provided on the product label or by a qualified herbalist.
Capsules or Tablets: Valerian extract is available in capsule or tablet form for convenience. Follow the dosage instructions provided on the product label or consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner for appropriate dosing.

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