Valerian
Fact File
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 21st June 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 





 
Valerian.
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AKA:
Valeriana officinalis.
Valerian.
Perennial.

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Grassy places, fields, hedgerows.
June - August.
1 - 2 mts.
The name of this plant probably derives from the Latin valere which means "healthy". Herbalists have long known of the roots of the plant's sedative properties and these have been used to treat hysteria, trembling, headaches and palpitations. Today, in Germany, Valerian tea is commonly taken to calm the nerves.