There is evidence of this herb being used as far back as the times of ancient Greece and Rome. Its therapeutic uses were described by Hippocrates, and in the 2nd century, Galen prescribed Valerian for insomnia. It was used to treat Nervousness, headaches Trembling, and heart palpitations. During World War II, it was used in England to relieve the stress of air raids. Although this herb is generally known as a relaxant, according to the National Institute of Health this herb will have stimulating effects for about 1 out of every 5 people.
Growth Form: Clumping Rosettes
Light: Full sun in cooler climates, Shade in hot climates.
Water: Keep moist
Soil: Rich loam/ standard potting soil
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4-9
Type: Perennial, winter deciduous.