Valerian Root P.E. 4:1
Product Name: Valerian Root P.E. 4:1
Botanic Name: Valeriana officinalis
Valerian is a hardy perennial flowering plant with sweet-smelling pink or white flowers. The name Valerian means "to be strong or healthy" in Latin, and this translation is generally regarded to refer to its medicinal use, though it is suggested that it also refers to the strong odor. Valerian is native to Europe, South Africa, and parts of Asia and was introduced to North America. Ancient Greeks used the plant for a variety of medical disorders ranging from liver problems, digestive ailments, and urinary tract disorders to nausea and insomnia. Valerian has also been used for centuries for nervous conditions and has been traditionally used for sleeplessness, epilepsy, nervousness, hysteria and as a diuretic.