Date: Fri, 28 Jun 1996 11:28:16 -0700
From: Howie Brounstein <howieb.TELEPORT.COM>
Subject: Re: Valerian

>In my 'new' little herb garden I've planted valerian, and it is HUGE! Can I make a tea from the leaves? Or just the root? Does anyone know the specs? Should I mix it with one of my mints?

You can use the leaves and the flowers for tea. They are very mild in their calming effects, much less than the roots, more along the line of catnip in strength. Feel free to blend and mix with other herbs, as they may not taste especially good.