Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
Valerian is one of those types of herbs that everyone seems to know about, and everyone seems to have a story about. For me, this herb falls into the subheading of "standard household herb", as it is a critical helper for the nervous system and assists adults and children alike with rest, relaxation, and more substantial sleep.
Despite it being a wonderful sedating herb and an ally to the nervous system, it has a myriad of other uses! The skin, issues with spastic pain, night terrors, migraines, and even epilepsy are some of the traditional ways this plant has been used.
Enjoy this new updated monograph below and let me know how Valerian has helped you! Want to know more about this herbal ally or have questions about options for natural/herbal medicine? Please feel free to reach out.
In health and wellness,
Petra Sovcov is not a Medical Doctor (MD) nor a Naturopath (ND), she is a Clinical Herbal Therapist (CHT) and holds a Doctorate in Natural Medicine (DNM). The suggestions or recommendations made on this site are not meant to be a substitute for advice from your MD, or as a substitute for any prescriptions you may be taking. Suggestions followed will be the responsibility of the reader, and are stated with the intention of interest and education only. If you have a health issue, please see your primary care physician (MD) first and foremost.