Valerian, a member of the Valerianaceae family, is a perennial plant native to Europe and Asia. Valerian root has been used medicinally for over 2000 years. When prepared as a tea, it is slightly sweet and spicy with a touch of bitterness, making it palatable to some, but not all individuals. It is often combined with other calming herbs, making it more pleasant to taste. It is traditionally used to support healthy sleep and relaxation but also for gastrointestinal spasms and distress.
organic Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis)
|Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
|Steeping Temp: 100°C
|Steeping Time: 5 mins.
|Caffeine: Caffeine Free
|Grade or Quality: C/S
|Aroma: Strong, pungent
Exactly like Jdeltin. I know Valerian isn’t supposed to smell good. But it smelled and tasted like dirt from an old cave. As if the product had not properly been dried before packaging or it has been stored in a humid basement, started to rot and they just removed the top layer and sold what still looked good.
I’m a huge Valerian lover. I know that Valerian tea typically is pretty stinky and an acquired taste.. But this was terrible. It tasted like dirt. Had to throw the whole bag out.