Valerian, Valeriana officinalis L., leaves are edible.  Roots are steeped to make an odiferous sedative drink.  Root tea considered by many an aphrodisiac.

SEE: PMS Patent on this plant

 

Valeriana sitchensis of the Pacific Northwest mountains is prevalent on the north side of Mt. Raineer. Herb was used by Native Americans and pioneers as a sedative.  Wash from the root and root poultice was used over sore muscles and joints.  Poulticed root applied to mother's nipples to help wean child. (More)

Valerian teas found on a shelf in the Dominican Republic.  Tea helps one relax and drift into sleep.