Native to Asia and Europe, Valeriana officinalis has a long history of use. Today Valerian is predominantly used for sleeplessness but in the past it was considered to have many other virtues. Famous herbal astrologer, Nicholas Culpeper, prepared Valerian root with licorice, raisins and aniseed for healthy respiratory function. Others worked with Valerian to treat bruises, support stomach health and in formulas for herbal skincare. Cats are also known to love valerian just as much as they love catnip!
We prepare our Valerian Tincture with the roots of the plant though the leaves can also be used for a milder effect. We harvest the roots in the early spring of the second or third year of growth before this beautiful perennial sends out new shoots for the season. The roots of Valerian are unlike any other on the farm, forming delicate web-like rootlets just under the surface of the soil. A larger root structure forms directly under the plant and the crown can be replanted after harvest for continued growth.
Supports occasional sleeplessness
Supports the body’s natural response to stress
Supports respiratory health
Promotes healthy gut function
INGREDIENTS: Hand Harvested Organic Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis) Organic Cane Alcohol Distilled Water DIRECTIONS: Take ½ to 1 dropperful before going to sleep. FOR BEST RESULTS: Shake bottle well before use. Use before date displayed on bottle.
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