Valerian is a perennial plant, native to Europe and parts of Asia. It grows in meadows and woodlands within moist, temperate climates and has since been naturalized in North America. The plant grows up to two meters high and produces small clusters of white or pink flowers. The flowers have a sweet, pleasant scent, in distinct contrast to the roots. This root system consists of a vertical rhizome and an abundance of smaller rootlets which are harvested and dried at temperatures less than 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
The roots of Valeriana officinalis have a distinctive, pungent odor that is an acquired scent. Domestic cats are drawn to the smell of the plant, similar to the manner they desire catnip, having a tendency to bite the root and rub against it. The botanical name is a derivative of the Latin word “valere” which translates to mean “be well”. Valerian root has been utilized since the ancient Greek time period and within traditional European folk practices. It is commonly infused as tea, mixed into herbal blends, or extracted. Valerian promotes natural relaxation and helps in coping with stress.*
Made in small batches in Eugene, Oregon using organic alcohol, our organic valerian extract is made with care and quality. The liquid extract is aromatic, bitter, and intense in flavor and can be taken in water or juice. It mixes well with passionflower or skullcap extracts, along with others. Valerian tincture can be added to teas including peace tea or evening repose tea.
Organic alcohol, water, and fresh organic valerian root.
Packaging & Shipping
• 1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper.
• 8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes come in amber glass bottles with a plastic screw cap and do not include a dropper.
• 32 oz. extracts come in plastic bottles with a plastic screw cap.
Caution during the use of barbiturates and other sedative drugs, as valerian has been speculated to potentiate the effects of some sedatives. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.