Latin Name: Valeriana wallichii

Common Names: Wild Valerian, German Valerian, English Valerian

Valerian Root is best known for its sedative qualities.  Herbalists use this herb for insomnia and anxiety.  It is also often used in the relief of cramps.*


Magical Uses:




Valerian is used magically in workings of love, sleep, and protection.  Women would once wear valerian to attract a lover.  It was stuffed into pillows to aid in sleep.  The Greeks would also hang sprigs of valerian under widows to protect against evil.**

Valerian Root (Valeriana wallichii) - Organic

  • * Medicinal herb information is provided by and

    ** Magical herb information is provided by Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham.

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