Sweet Valerian


Valeriana officionalis. A great perennial for the flower garden and medicinal herb garden. The low growing plant produces tall stems with pale pink flowers in summer with a delicious scent that travels across the garden. Valerian root has been used across the world for centuries and is renowned for promoting sleep and easing muscle cramps. The roots of mature plants are shaved or ground and used in teas as and effective and natural sleep aid. The plant grows well in most soils and really thrives stony soil in full sun where it will produce the highest levels of therapeutic oils. Valerian is also a host for many different beneficial insects and bees. If the spent flowers are allowed to go to seed, you will soon have

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