Dream magick, reconciliation, love, and harmony.
Placed in sachets for love & protection and used in sleep pillows.
It is said that having Valerian Root nearby will settle an argument between a couple.
Used to purify sacred space.
Used as a substitution for graveyard dirt/dust in spells.
Use in protection baths.
Burn for reconciliation in ailing relationships, but only with the permission of all parties involved in the relationship.
Wear to calm the emotions.
Also Called: Valerian Root, All-Heal, Garden Heliotrope, Graveyard Dust, Phu, Setwell, Vandal Root
It is noted especially for its effect as a tranquilliser and nervine, particularly for those people suffering from nervous overstrain.
Valerian has been shown to encourage sleep, improve sleep quality and reduce blood pressure.
It is also used internally in the treatment of painful menstruation, cramps, hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome etc.
It should not be prescribed for patients with liver problems.
Externally, it is used to treat eczema, ulcers and minor injuries.
The root is antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, hypnotic, powerfully nervine, sedative and stimulant.
The active ingredients are called valepotriates, research has confirmed that these have a calming effect on agitated people, but are also a stimulant in cases of fatigue.
The roots of 2 year old plants are harvested in the autumn once the leaves have died down and are used fresh or dried. The fresh root is about 3 times as effective as roots dried at 40