#1 Valerian by Olaf Hakan 13.06.2013 15:58

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Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) medicinal herb is a perennial flowering plant native to Europe and Asia, it is used for restlessness, nervousness and anxiety. It is also a muscle relaxant and it is used to slow the heart rate. Many users find that it takes effect immediately while others experience effect after several weeks. The main parts used in herbal medicine are the root and rhizome. The medicinal properties are aromatic, tonic, stimulant, antispasmodic, anodyne, emmenagogue as well as nervine. This herb is mainly used for isomania and stress. It can also serve as a sleeping help because of its calming properties. Also it is excellent for dysmenorrhea, rheumatic pains, epilepsy, and high blood pressure, colic, heart palpitation as well as hysteria. It is a remedy for colds and fever. Small doses can be given to dogs in order to relax them.

Herbal tea and tinctures are made from the dried roots. The root is one of the strongest herbal nervine. The root should never be boiled and do not take for more than two weeks at a time because it is possible that poisoning may occur if taken in large amount for a period of time.

Use of this Plant for us: We could use this herb treating our warriors to calm them down and ease their pain after battle. Also It could provide usefull reliving our general populance of its stress and we can use it as a sleep help.

Source: Various Herb websites.

#2 RE: Valerian by King Zultra I 13.06.2013 17:42

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I'm sure we'll use it in teas.

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