Valeriana officinalis root is a powerful ally, and it is a bit stinky! Consider this fair warning! It smells somewhat like wet socks…..
I personally find the fragrance to be soothing and eathy and grounding. But that’s just me.
Valerian is warming, stimulating and drying. It elevates the mood, helps ease an active mind into restful sleep, relaxes smooth muscles, helps ease gastrointestinal distress, and is an emmenagogue, meaning that it helps the uterus to contract, making it unsuitable for use in pregnancy.
*These statements have not been reviewed by the FDA, and are not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Please review the use of all herbal products with your medial provider.