Used for calming, banishing, and cleansing. Can also be used in Yule and Samhain rituals.
While it is best known for its sedative properties, it is not a niche herb. Valerian is a bit more like a one-man band. It helps with sleep, nervous conditions, and stress. It also helps with circulatory issues. It slows down heart rate while increasing the force of the beats. It stimulates the stomach and intestinal motility. It has been used since ancient times as a treatment for epilepsy and even stole the spotlight for a short while as an antidote to the plague. It remains one of the best herbal sources of calcium and magnesium.