The botanical name “Valeriana” already indicates the healing power: it comes from the Latin word “valere” and means “to be healthy“. Valerian-Valeriana Officinales
Valerian Flower Pillow
The scent of the flowers is surprisingly delicate and very aromatic, but it passes quickly!
If you do not want to give it up, you can over-powder Valerian flowers, fresh or dried, with a little bit of iris root powder, that will keep the scent longer and put it in a sleeping pillow.
Valerian Flowers Soft Drink
You can put the fresh flowers together with some lemon slices in a carafe of water and drink this water.
Valerianae tisane is the name of this specialty in Belgium. A cooling drink, when it gets hot – it calms heated minds!
Effect On Mental Level
Valerian strengthens in fear of darkness, formerly said before “evil forces”. He is good for all those who, by their fear, put on what they are afraid of, the fear of fear.
Valerian has very balancing skills. Just as he brings the light into the deep darkness of the forest with his bright white-pink flowers, so he also helps to see his own dark side in a new light.
He cools his mind and knows that nothing is eaten as hot as it was cooked. In the evening, Valerian lets him sleep in peace. The next morning, with Valerian’s help, there is a new perspective!
The anxiolytic component of Valerian also helps with anxiety, test anxiety or stage fright, trauma or shock.
Valerian also fears delivery or miscarriage, helps with mood swings or mental-motor lability, such as menopause and Valerian helps even fidgety chilblains, children who have trouble concentrating, who are constantly restless and nervous.
Valerian – Soothing Bath
In not too hot water, not warmer than 37 degrees, boil 100 grams of root with 3 liters of water for 10 minutes before going to bed and added to the bath water after straining.
Of course you can dig up the fresh roots if you have Valerian enough in the garden or find it in nature. Valerian loves wet meadows, ditches and forests and sometimes even grows along the roadside.
Otherwise, you get dried, powdered Valerian roots in the pharmacy. When drying, by the way, the odor so typical of the Valerian is becoming stronger and stronger, because only in the air do the effective valeric acids form in the essential oil.
The smell of the roots is very different from that of the flowers and the ghosts are different in it – even though many do not like the intense smell of the Valerian root, it has a very soothing effect.
Valerian Root Tea
Tea helps with Valerian roots in all of the above physical ailments.
1 teaspoon of dried, crushed root – either dig it out in September and stock up on it, otherwise buy it in the pharmacy – pour over 1 liter of boiling water, leave for 10 minutes, strain.
Depending on the condition, drink a cup of this tea at bedtime, in case of cramps or other ailments drink 3 cups daily.
If necessary, sweeten the tea with honey and go to bed soon afterwards. They will sleep as in Baldur’s arms!
Valerian Flower Tea
As long as the Valerian flowers (early May to late June), you can prepare a fresh light flower tea with 1 teaspoon of flowers on 1 cup of water, pour no more boiling, but only very hot water and leave for 3 minutes.
And of course, there are also ready-made products in the pharmacy.
Find the right dose!
There are various dosage recommendations for Valerian: Based on scientific studies, representatives of German herbal medicine recommend the following dosage: 1-2 teaspoons on a glass of water – or more!
“The importance of Valerian was not recognized for a long time because it was often too low a dose.”.
For stress sufferers very important: Valerian increases concentration and performance by better shield against external stimuli. Valerian has been shown to positively regulate brain metabolism.
Everyone should know that have worries with hyperactive children. Valerian offers these children a herbal aid that you should try before you reach for chemical clubs. In coping with the daily “demon” stress, Valerian balances by calming the restless and making the weary man alive!
Tips For Collecting, Drying and Storing
Valerian flowers for a sachet or to aromatize water are best picked in the morning, just before they bloom. The best way to do this is with the moon rising in an air sign (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius).
To dry, spread the delicate flowers in a thin layer on a sheet and give them only when the moon is falling in a well closable, dark glass container.
Valerian roots are best harvested in September, if possible in the morning or in the evening, not in full sunlight. The moon should be waning and stand in an earth sign (Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn). In a dry place, the roots can easily be pulled out of the ground. They are thoroughly washed and hung on a string to dry in a warm place. Store the roots in a well-sealed, dark glass.
Another Culinary Variant: Valerian Wine
Fill a well-closable 1-liter glass into a quarter with fresh, cut Valerian roots. Add 1 tablespoon of unsprayed, crushed orange peel and top with a good white wine b briefly under the lid.
This approach lets you sit on the sill for two weeks, shake frequently, then seven after that time and enjoy 1 liqueur glass of Valerian wine to shut off, if you’re upset over something or as a nightcap or at bedtime.
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