Supplied in quantities from a 10g discovery pouch up to a 950g bulk pouch.
Cats absolutely adore the scent of Valerian Root, more so than Catnip in many cases. Stuff a toy mouse and they will become quite frisky. Horses also enjoy the scent of Valerian and they will try to reach for it. Valerian has a calming effect on most animals. The cats become playful when they are given the chance to calm down.
Many people use Valerian Root to bait humane mouse traps as mice enjoy the smell of this plant too.
If you are having difficulty getting to sleep, why not try it as a tea. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over one teaspoon of the roots. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain and sweeten, if desired. Add a pinch of mace as flavouring if you so choose. Drink this tea warm but not hot to preserve the compounds.
The roots, may be added to other, better tasting herbs and will be just as effective. Simply add the herbs of your choice to the water along with the Valerian root and steep in the usual way.
Country of Origin: Eastern Europe
Latin Name: Valeriana officinalis
Plant Family: Caprifoliaceae
Other Names include: Herbe aux Chats, Garden Heliotrope, Setwall and Cat’s Valerian
Description: Valerian is a perennial flowering plant native to Europe and Asia. In the summer the mature plant may grow to a height of 1.5 metres (5 ft), and bears sweetly scented pink or white flowers. The roots are slender, tuberous, and brownish in colour with fine yellowy rootlets. The root has a very strong, earthy odour reminiscent of old socks.
Storage: Store in cool, dry and dark conditions away from direct sunlight.