The Latin name for Valerian – Valere – literally translates as “to be well" and has been used for thousands of years to support emotional well-being, healing sleep, muscle relaxation, stress relief and more.
Unlike many anti-anxiety or sleep medications, valerian doesn’t seem to cause problems with dependency from regular use or withdrawal symptoms if it is discontinued.
And even better, it tastes delicious! I like taking some in my licorice tea in the evening if needed.
Emotionally/Spiritually: Valerian is used for grounding during emotional turbulence, bringing inner peace and for
aiding in creativity. It is also employed to help in communication
during conflict and connect humans to beings in the Other Realm. When
seeking the truth behind secrets, valerian is thought to help one access
Tinctures are a liquid extract made by steeping fresh organic herbs in alcohol. Tinctures are the most concentrated form of herbal medicine and if taking internally (consult a herbalist) are best taken under the tongue where they directly enter the blood stream. They are very strong and may be taken diluted in water, juice or tea.
Dilute in water to the ratio of 2.5 ml of tincture to 1/2 cup of water.