Valerian Root



Our 100% pure and sliced valerian will assist you in finding calm and de-stressing. Use 1 teaspoon per cup.

Infusion Time

10 minutes


12 grams per liter


100 °C

Bag Content

60 gram

Country Of Origin


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Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is a flowering plant with light pink, purple, or white blossoms that grows wild in grasslands in Asia and Europe. It’s the root of the plant that is often used as an alternative medicine. Valerian has been used since the 2nd century but only really became popular in the 7th century as a means to help people sleep better.

Valerian tea has a very strong (and for many people, unpleasant) scent. Therefore, it is primarily drunk for its calming effect rather than its taste.

For valerian tea, allow 2 to 3 grams of dried valerian root to infuse for 10 to 15 minutes in a cup of hot water.

Note: Keep out of reach of cats, as they are indeed attracted to the strong aroma of valerian tea.

Valerian Root, More Than Just a Sleep Aid

Research has shown that valerian root can be useful as a sleep aid, possibly reducing the amount of time needed to fall asleep and improving sleep quality. The plant’s root seems to have a mildly calming effect, although scientists do not know exactly why or how it works. For the best effect, drink a cup of valerian tea between 30 minutes to two hours before bedtime.

A study from 2016 found that valerian root might also help in treating severe PMS symptoms. Researchers found that valerian extract made a significant difference in reducing PMS symptoms.

There is also evidence that valerian root is effective when used alongside St. John’s Wort to help treat depression and anxiety disorders.

Another study from 2016 also suggested that valerian root might be useful as an anti-inflammatory in certain medical conditions, such as arthritis.

Who Should Avoid Valerian Root?

Although valerian root is generally considered safe, the following people should avoid it:

  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. The risk to the developing baby has not been assessed, although a 2007 study in rats determined that valerian root is unlikely to affect the developing baby.
  • Children under 3 years old. The safety of valerian root has not been tested in children under 3 years old.

Do not combine valerian root with alcohol, other sleep aids, sedatives, or antidepressants. When in doubt, seek advice from your doctor.

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