The roots of this plant contain about a hundred individual substances, which include, acids, alcohols, alkaloids, tannins, organic acids, saponins, glycosides, vitamins A, B and C. It has the ability to suppress the Central Nervous System and reduce muscle spasms. Valerian Root reduces anxiety and increases the functional mobility processes in the brain cortex. The healing properties of Valerian Root regulate the cardiovascular system, improve the circulatory processes, reinforce the processes of bile secretion and increases the secretion of the gastrointestinal tract.
The plant’s antispasmodic and sedative properties are well-known.
Valerian Root treats: Headaches and Migraines, Insomnia and Anxiety, Digestive problems
Other herbs harvested in August:
Agrimony: Medicinal Uses: Bed Wetting/incontinence, Bladder Infection (UTI), Cuts & Wounds, Diarrhea, Liver, Longevity Tonics, Menorrhagia, Parasites/worms, Sore Throat.
Speedwell: Diuretic, Expectorant( cough and congestion remedy) Stomachic, Bitter( ulcer preventative) Tonic, Relaxant, Astringent, Healing of Wounds, Skin Irritation or Infection.
Centaury: Snakebite Treatment, Fever, Anorexia, Jaundice, Bloating, Dyspepsia, and Flatulence, Sedative, Aromatic Bitter and Tonic, Detox of the Liver and Kidneys. In Cosmetics topically for Freckles and Dark Spots.
Hops: Insomnia, Anxiety, Digestive issues, Wound healing.
Please contact me if you have any questions about these remedies or would like more details on the process of making and finding the ingredients. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.