Valerian, Nature’s Sleepy Time Plant – Canadian Herb Conference
2023 CHC

Valerian, Nature’s Sleepy Time Plant

From harvest to remedy, this presentation displays the process of harvesting valerian root and preparing it into a tincture that is often used to relax or as a sleep aid. Viewers will learn the proper method of preparation, including ratio of plant to menstruum, as well as appropriate alcohol percentage for best extraction and preservation. Garden cultivation techniques and maintenance will be addressed along with the plant’s constituents and the various effects they produce, going beyond the well known application for sleeping.

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