MY HERB CLINIC ® VALERIAN ROOT TEA SEDATIVE INSOMNIA RELAXATION SLEEP
VALERIAN ROOT TEA
Botanical Name - Valeriana officinalis
Organic Status - Trade
Country of Origin - Poland
Plant Part - Root
Form - Root Cut
Valerian root has been used since the times of ancient Greece and Rome as a medicinal herb and was believed to help with insomnia and pain relief.
Other names of this herb are garden valerian, garden heliotrope and all-heal. The name "Valerian" comes from the Latin verb valere (to be strong, healthy).
Suggested preparation: add 1 heaped teaspoon per cup of water and cover in boiling water. Allow to steep for up to 10 minutes, then strain and serve. Add other herbs or honey to create a delightful tea.
Enjoy this as a relaxing herbal tea!
DID YOU KNOW?
*In medieval Sweden Valerian was placed in the wedding clothes of the groom to ward off the "envy" of the elves.
*Hippocrates and Galen used Valerian as a medicinal herb.
*Valerian is apparently a cat-attractant like catnip.
*There are many studies on the sedative effect of Valerian.