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Valerian Root Powder

Valerian Root Powder

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Valerian root is a wayside herb found throughout Europe and North America that is also commonly grown as a garden ornamental. The root of the plant was used extensively by the ancient Greeks and Romans.

Today, we know that valerian root contains many active compounds, most notably valerenic acid, hesperidin and a neurotransmitting chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA. Powdered valerian root can be used to make extracts and tinctures, but it is more commonly encapsulated as a dietary supplement.

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approximate cups to one pound4
plant part usedroot

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container away from light, heat and moisture.
appearance & aromaFine powder with a tangy odor.


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culinaryEncapsulate as a dietary supplement. May also be tinctured or prepared as a tea infusion.

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[ tip: Fill up to two dozen capsules with valerian root powder in less than 5 minutes.  ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Company ]

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flavor profile

valerian root

Acrid and bitter in flavor.

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what else you should know

valerian root

Valerian is an ornamental perennial noted for its attractive, fragrant flowers and its notoriously foul-smelling roots. Cats are known to turn over the plant to expose the roots, which they find highly intoxicating. The reason for this behavior is a chemical in the root called actinidine. This is one of two known naturally occurring pheromones that cause cats to go crazy. The other is nepetalactone in catnip.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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