ON July 01,2015

9 Ways To Use Valerian, Valeriana officinalis

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is a lovely garden plant with pinkish-white aromatic flowers. A perennial to Zone 4, valerian thrives in sun to partial shade, is easily propagated, and requires little care. Plant it in the back of your garden, though, since it can grow up to six feet tall! Valerian is more than a garden…

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  ON June 24,2015

Getting to Know the Valerian Plant

In my last article, I wrote about the lovely aroma of elder flowers.    Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is on the other end of the fragrance spectrum. Although some people like the smell of valerian (I’m one of them), many say that it reminds them of  “dirty sweat socks.” Dioscorides and Galen must have felt the same way, since they referred…

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