If you’ve ventured into the world of herbal medicine you’ve probably heard of Valerian. Known for it’s sleep inducing and anxiety reducing qualities, Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is an easy to grow perennial that absolutely stinks to harvest and use! That’s actually a very funny fact because the valerian flowers smell quite nice, in fact they […]
Fall is the perfect time to harvest medicinal roots as most of the plants’ energies have moved from the leaves back into the roots. Dandelion and Valerian are easy to harvest, easy to dry and/or tincture, and have multiple healing uses around the homestead.
A follow-up up post with more information about one of the most important plants that were collected and used in England during WWII, valerian.