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Valeriana officinalis, Valerian

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Valeriana officinalis
Family: Valerianaceae
Valerian
Origin: Europe, northern Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Valerian is a well-known and frequently used medicinal herb that has a long and proven history of efficacy. It has a remarkable influence on the cerebro-spinal system, and is used as a sedative to the higher nerve centres in conditions of nervous unrest, St. Vitus's dance, hypochrondriasis, neuralgic pains and the like. It is noted especially for its effect as a tranquilizer and nervine, particularly for those people suffering from nervous overstrain. Valerian has been shown to encourage sleep, improve sleep quality and reduce blood pressure. It is also used internally in the treatment of painful menstruation, cramps, hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome etc. It should not be prescribed for patients with liver problems. Externally, it is used to treat eczema, ulcers and minor injuries. Watering Needs: Regular water, somewhat drought resistant, needs fertile soil. Propagation: Seeds, root cuttings.



Valeriana officinalis, Valerian

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Valeriana officinalis, Valerian

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Valeriana officinalis, Valerian

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Valeriana officinalis, Valerian

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