Spp. Valeriana officinalis
Spicy, bitter and warm. Sedative, nervine, antispasmodic, carminative.
Valerian has a very particular taste. Traditionally, it has been used in sleep, insomnia, anxiety, nervousness, and depression blends because of its purported relaxing effects. It is said to also be useful in helping mitigate various pains, from muscle aches, menstrual cramps to rheumatism.
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