Valerian is a grand perennial, growing up to 2 m, with a top cyme composed of white-pink or light lilac flowers.
It is one of the herbs we inherited from the father of medicine – Hippocrates. Its Latin name Valeriana, greatly similar to the English one, can be translated as “to feel good, to do fine”, which in itself is a great recommendation for this herb. Indeed, valerian improves the well-being primarily due to mitigation of nervous tension states. This herb facilitates falling asleep, it is suspected to has antiepileptic properties and certainly decreases stress-induced rapid heart rate, reduces headache and prevents vasomotor disorders of the skin. It soothes the smooth muscle tone of the gastrointestinal tract, ureters and uterus.