Possessing an intensely strong woody and unusual aroma, it is important to note Valerian’s aroma can be unfavorable to some. While it may not smell very pleasant, it is also known as the “heal all”.
Valerian has been used for centuries to help with nervous disorders and insomnia.
Valerian has an extended history since the ancient world as a medicinal herb for nervous disorders and hysteria. It can still be a powerful combative of anxiety and stress. Native Americans used Valerian as an antiseptic for wounds. Native to Europe and Asia, the Valerian plant grows up to 5 feet and produces clusters of fragrant pink or white flowers.