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Valeriana officinalis

Valeriana officinalis

Valeriana officinalis L. Engl.: garden valerian, valerian, common valerian, fragrant valerian. Deu.: Baldrian, Echter Baldrian, Gemeiner Baldrian, Echter Arznei-Baldrian, Gewöhnlicher Baldrian, Katzenwurz, Waldspeik. Suom.: rohtovirmajuuri, virmajuuri. Sven.: läkevänderot, valeriana, vendelört, vänderot, äkta vänderot. Bot. syn.: Valeriana baltica Pleijel.

Valeriana.

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Classic texts: Felter 1922.

Valeriana: anxiety, sleep, taste.

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Problems:
Archives: Best of the Herbal Forums: 01.1997.

Valeriana toxicity debunked.

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Archives: Best of the Herbal Forums: 04.1995.

ADHD and coffee.

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Archives: Best of the Herbal Forums: 05.1995.

Valerian.

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Archives: Best of the Herbal Forums: 02.1994.

Photo: Valeriana officinalis 10.

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Flowering tops. Tammisaari archipelago, Finland. Wild. 2006-07-23.

Photo: Valeriana officinalis 9.

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Flowering plants. Tammisaari archipelago, Finland. Wild. 2006-07-23.

Photo: Valeriana officinalis 8.

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Flowerbuds, top view. Tammisaari archipelago, Finland. Wild. 2006-07-01.

Photo: Valeriana officinalis 7.

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Plant in flowerbud. Tammisaari archipelago, Finland. Wild. 2006-07-01.

Photo: Valeriana officinalis 6.

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Flowerbuds, side view. Tammisaari archipelago, Finland. Wild. 2006-07-01.

Dinky roots.

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Henriette's herbal blog: Valerians have such small roots it's a wonder the plants stay upright.

The cat herbs.

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Henriette's herbal blog: Valerian and catnip both have a reputation of driving cats wild.

Photo: Valeriana officinalis 4.

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Dead stalk in winter. You can see how valerian is divided into two sidebranches and one main branch, ever onwards. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Wild. 2004-11-21.

Photo: Valeriana officinalis 3.

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Flower. Helsinki bot.g., (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 2003-07-18.

Photo: Valeriana officinalis 2.

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Flowershead, with a few fluffy seeds, too. Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2002-07-16.

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