Valerian Plant

Valerian Plant Valeriana Officinalis

Valerian is one of the best-known herbs for promoting a good night's sleep and easing nervous tension. Its sedative effects were first recognized in the seventeenth century, and since then it has enjoyed a long history of safe and effective use. Its Latin name, Valeriana, means "well-being." In popular lore, it is known as cat's weed or moonroot.