Valerian Root Cut And Sifted Bulk By The Ounce
Common Names: All-Heal, American English Valerian (grown in the US), Capon's Tail, English Valerian, Garden Heliotrope, German Valerian, Great Wild Valerian, Heal-All, Heliotrope, Setwall, Tagara (Sanskrit Name), Vermont Valerian, Vandal Root, Wild Valerian.
Scientific Name: Valeriana Officinalis L., Valerianaceae, Valerian Family
Common Uses: Used for hypochondria, nervous headaches, irritability, mild spasmodic affections, diarrhea, epilepsy, migraine headaches, croup, hysteria, convulsions, vertigo, nervous cough, delirium, neuralgia, muscle cramps, gas pains, stomach cramps, spasms, palpitations, gas, colic, depression, panic attacks, emotional stress, PMS, menstrual cramps, despondency, insomnia.
*Warnings: Valerian should not be used for more than 2 to 3 weeks at a time, as it may then be harmful or become addictive. Large doses or extended use may produce symptoms of poisoning. In extremely high doses, it may cause paralysis and a weakening of the heart. Take the tea twice daily, for no more than 2-3 weeks at a time without a break, as continual use or high doses may lead to headaches and palpitations. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Use under medical supervision.Valerian enhances the action of sleep-inducing drugs, so avoid if taking this type of medication. Do not confuse with the garden plant, red "American" valerian (Centranthus ruber) which has no medicinal properties. Do not confuse valerian with Lady's Slipper which is often called American valerian, although both herbs are said to produce similar therapeutic action.
Origin: A native of damp woods, roadsides, and riversides. Quebec, Maine to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio to Minnesota. Native of Europe.