Plants and Health

Valerian: benefits and virtues


Its nickname, “cures-tout”, says a lot about its many benefits and virtues for our health.

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is an officinal perennial plant of the Valerianaceae family, widespread in Europe, Asia and America, and easily found in France in humid undergrowth.

  • Gardening: how to grow valerian well

Valerian and its health benefits

  • Dried valerian root is used in herbal medicine for his sedative and relaxing properties. It's a anti stress admirable which effectively calms states of nervousness, anxiety and excitement. It is recommended for the treatment of tics, palpitations and asthma attacks.
  • Valerian promotes relaxation and the sleep without causing any addictive effects. If you are restless at bedtime or have trouble sleeping because of some underlying disorder nervous, valerian is for you.
  • Valerian is also recommended in the treatment ofarterial hypertension due to stress.
  • Valerian is also very effective in calmingpainful contractions of the stomach, thejoint and muscle pain, and the cramps thanks to its calming effect on the nervous system and the muscular system.

Growing valerian for its benefits

Valerian likes to grow in the rockery, in full sun, but in dry, well-drained soil.

Once installed, valerian does not require no maintenance and not even watering.

When she likes something, she has a tendency to spread out and sometimes becomes very intrusive, especially as it is reseme easily on its own. Pay attention !

  • Gardening: how to grow valerian well

No valerian in the kitchen

Herbal tea, infusion, decoction, essential oil, tincture and capsule: valerian is used in many forms for its therapeutic properties, but it cannot be cooked ... Too bad!

Video: 10 Best Valerian Health Benefits - Sleep, Insomnia, Sciatica. (October 2020).