Valerian root | Valeriana officinalis | Organic


Valerian root is a vaulable relaxant, relaxing the digestive tract, blood vessel walls, the heart and also the mind. It is a valuable sleep tonic, aiding relaxation and inducing sleep especially when used in a higher dosage. It is also very good for nervous exhaustion caused by anxiety and restlessness. Valerian has been used to support those with traumatic disorders and after alonger period of use the herb tends to have a sticking effect where the herb doesn’t need to be used at the same dose or even daily anymore.

Valerian can be taken as a tea, in capsules, powder or as a tincture. Valerian features in our ‘Dream Weaver’ tea, our ‘Stink Root’ tonic or it can be taken in capsules if you don’t like the smell or taste. Valerian has a characteristic funky aroma that you can smell even when you uproot the plant from the garden.

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

This information is for educational purposes. Please do not self treat disease using herbs alone. Always consult with a qualified & registered herbalist and inform your doctor and pharmacist about the use of herbal remedies.

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Dried Valerian root


Volatile oil – kessane, valeranone, valeranic acids, valerenal, valerianol, kessanyl acetate, hydroxyvalerenic acids, bornyl acetate, borneol, a-pinene, b-caryophyllene, camphene, esters, Alkaloids – actinidine, Iridoid epoxy esters/Valepotriates – valtrate, isovaltrate, acevaltrate, baldrinal, homobaldrinal, isovaleric acid, Flavonoids – hesperidin, 6-methylapigenin, linarin, Lignans – pinoresinol


Sedative, Relaxant, Spasmolytic, Carminative, Hypotensive


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Valerian may be unsuitble to use with some tranquiliser and sedative drugs. Always consult with your doctor or herbalist when using prescribed drugs and herbs together.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse and drink 1-3 times a day for anxiolytic effect. For night time use, a stronger infusion can be made, use 1-2 teaspoons. When taking capsules please follow directions on the label. Valerian powder can be made into a nigh time milk drink with 1 heaped teaspoon.


30 grams tea, 50 grams tea, 100 grams tea, 30 grams powder, 50 grams powder, 60 capsules, 100 capsules

Country of origin

This tea is grown organically in the USA, or harvested in Canterbury, New Zealand, subject to seasonal availability.