Valeriana officinalis

[VALERIAN (Garden Heliotrope]

 $5.50 

Category: Potted Plants
Longevity: HP (zones 4 to 9)
Lighting Conditions: FS
Average Height: 5 feet
Uses: A M O

Strongly scented masses of white to pink flowers. Formerly used to manufacture sedative tinctures, now one of the top 10 best selling botanicals in the world. It is used to treat anxiety, insomnia, stress, muscle spasms, and to lower high blood pressure. The oil is used in perfumery, extracts are used in flavoring ice cream, condiments, soft drinks, liqueurs, and tobacco. The roots, which smell like old gym shoes, are attractive to cats, although they won't dig it up.

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 14 February, 2008.
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