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Valerian

Valerian Root Cut & Sifted Cert. Organic (Valeriana officinalis; Jie Cao) 1 lb: K

valeriana officinalis
polemonium caeruleum


PART USED
Rootstock

ELEMENT: Water
PLANET: Mercury

FOLK NAMES
All-heal
Capon's tail
Cat's valerian
English Valerian
fragrant valerian
garden heliotrope
German Valerian
great wild valerian
heliotrope
Phu
Saint George's Herb
Setwell
Valeria

POWERS
Dream Magick
Reconciliations
Love
Harmony
Wishes

MAGICKAL USE
Use fresh herbs in sachets for dream
magick and sleep protection baths, burn
for reconciliations, in love relationships
(make sure you have all parties permission first!),
drink as a harmonizing tea infusion.

Place in the home or grow in the garden
to aid in keeping harmony.

Add to other herbs for love wishes.

Folklore and Traditional Uses
Countless legends surround valerian, which were
called "phu" for its foul odor in ancient times.
Despite its odor, valerian was used as a potent
perfume during the Middle Ages.

Chaucer's "Millers Tale" describes a character
as "sweet smelling as the root"
of valerian and other herbs.

Cats and other small animals are attracted to it.

According to early German folklore, the Pied Piper
had it squirreled away in his pocket as he lured
the rats and eventually the children from Hamelin.

Humans have been attacted to it for centuries.

Native Americans used its roots
for food and as a flavoring in tobacco.

In Germany it is the active ingredient in more than
100 over-the-counter tranquilizers and sleep-aids.

Recently scientists have learned the aqueous extract
of valerian contains substantial quantities
of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)
a neurotransmitter that is thought
to inhibit brain's arousal system.


Source(s)
Witchcraft and Magic


Special Thanks
t_town_ks

Be well and Blessed,
Witchy


Cunningham''s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs

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