Easy Homemade Valerian Remedies

Easy Homemade Valerian Remedies

Easy Homemade Valerian remedies that you can make. Valerian Root has many benefits. For example, it can be used as a sedative for relieving stress and insomnia. It also helps in relieving muscle spasms and migraines. The plant’s underground stem and roots can help treat disease conditions like hiccups, diarrhea, asthma, colic pain; heart problems.

Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis) is an easy-to-grow perennial flowering herb. Most people think of Valerian root herb for bedtime or sleep.  However, it does so much more than just assist in going to bed. 

benefits of valerian

  • Nervousness
  • Anxiety
  • Stomach discomfort and digestion
  • Insomnia
Interesting fact…

Did you know that in Germany, Valerian root is used in more than 100 over-the-counter tranquilizers?  It is the number one non-prescription sedative in Europe.

Other descriptions of valerian

  •  nervine
  • hypnotic
  • antispasmodic
  • nervous system tonic
  • sedative
  • expectorant
  • smooth muscle relaxant.

In addition to the many relaxing properties; Valerian root is also high in calcium, selenium, chromium, iron, and magnesium.

 Can I plant it in my garden bed?

Absolutely!!  Valerian makes a great garden plant. It helps nearby plants by stimulating phosphorus and earthworm activity.   A great place to order dried Organic Valerian Root is from Mountain Rose Herbs @ www.mountainroseherbs.com


  • Prefers full sun or part shade
  • Grows 4-5 feet tall
  • Flowers are small and pinkish-white
  • Super pollinator 
  • Propagate by root division

Valerian root tea is one of the most common ways to ingest Valerian.

How to make Valerian Tea

1 teaspoon of  Valerian root

1 cup water

  • Bring water to a light simmer (not a boil).  Then pour over the valerian root.
  • Cover the container/cup so that the volatile oils are retained. Let the tea infuse for 30 minutes. A small plate works well as a cover.
  • Strain out the root and serve.

An alternative method of taking Valerian is through a Valerian tincture.

Here’s another tea recipe from The Rooted Haven: https://therootedhaven.com/herbal-fruit-punch/

How to make a Valerian tincture
  • 1 ounce dried Valerian Root
  • 5 ounces of 120 proof or higher alcohol 
  1. Add 1 ounce of dried valerian root to a 16-ounce jar. Pour the high-proof alcohol over the valerian root. Next, cover the with a lid and shake it well.  Write the start date on the jar using a sticky note, label, or piece of tape.
  2. Place the jar in a dark, room temperature area. Let the mixture steep for 3-5 more weeks. Then shake the Valerian Root jar occasionally during the steeping process.
  3. After the recommended 3-5 week steep, next strain the mixture through a cheesecloth.  Make sure to squeeze out as much liquid as possible.  Pour the tincture in a clean jar or dropper bottle.  Store it in a cool, dark area.

Dosing Recommendation

 Take 1/2 to 1 teaspoon in a single dose.

If you don’t have time to make a Valerian Root tincture.  You can order from The Rooted Haven.  www.Therootedhaven.com





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