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.