The valerian herb is a perennial shrub that grows abundantly in Europe and Asia. It has small white-pinkish flowers that have a wonderful smell, but the dried root of the plant is most commonly used for its medicinal properties. Valerian root has a very strong smell, as well as strong, dry, slightly bitter taste.
Valerian root has been traditionally used for its nervine, calming properties. It can help alleviate many types of pain, including emmenagogue causing pains, cramps and fever as well as some types of headache. Valerian root mostly acts on the central nervous system, so it relaxes the muscles and decreases stress and anxiety levels. In some cases, due to its nervine properties, valerian can help induce sleep.
To prepare a valerian root brew, firstly we must wash the roots under running water, then add them in boiling water. We let the herb simmer for 10-15 minutes.
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