Valerian, seed

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Seed Count: 100 / packet
Cultivation: moderate skill
Botanical Name: Valeriana officinalis
Seed Count / Weight: ~ 1,600 / gram

SKU: 1773 Category:

Description

Valerian, Valeriana officinalis, makes a sedative tea. The use of the roots is approved by German Commission E as a remedy for insomnia, anxiety and nervousness. A tea made from the fresh root puts one to sleep and allows them to wake refreshed and energised. Also a valuable addition to compost; rich in phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and zinc. It is said that a Valerian plant stimulates earth worm activity in the garden. An infusion of the leaves is used as a spray to promote disease resistance, including dampening off. A companion plant. Valerian is native to Europe and north Asia. Prefers moist, rich soils in a protected, semi-shaded position. Clusters of pink to white flowers in summer. Frost resistant but drought tender. A perennial plant, growing to 1.5m x 1.5m.

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Weight 0.1 kg

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