In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Only one independent group has tested valerian.
- Down by the pool, sown among the large white rocks that were dug out of the hillside to accommodate it, are white valerians, more grasses, lavenders and sages.
- A huge number of red and white valerian seedlings have germinated and are waiting to be thinned out, which is a bit of a chore but worth it for their frothy pink and white flowers.
- Unless it's the drug-like catnips and valerians, most cats ignore growing things.
- Unlike synthetic sedatives, valerian is not considered addictive.
- An alternative remedy for insomnia is valerian, a herbal medicine that has some reported positive effects but has not been exhaustively clinically investigated.
- The herbs chamomile, valerian, yarrow, nettle, comfrey and dandelion can help make a success of your compost heap.
- Take 75 mg of kava-kava or 150 to 300 mg of valerian, both in capsule form.
- In animal and clinical studies, valerian has proven to act as a mild sedative and tranquilizer, thereby aiding sleep, even among chronic pain sufferers.
- Plant red valerian and centranthus, with their domes of nectar-rich flowers against walls or in cracks and crevices.
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