40 seeds valerian, Valeriana officinalis

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Valerian Valeriana officinalis or hills or small leaves Valerian (Valeriana officinalis L.), also known as the vernacular names of Grass-au (x) -chat (s), Herb of St. George, or Poison bruised is a perennial herb of the family Valerianaceae.

In the West its roots are traditionally used for their sedative and anxiolytic effects. They would promote sleep and reduce anxiety and are therefore considered a natural alternative to sleeping pills and antianxiety chemical. The findings of studies on the effectiveness of valerian roots, however, are contradictory. In France, its sale for medical purposes is reserved to pharmacists.

While linguists see in the name of this plant derives from the Latin valere a verb (be strong), the computerized Treasury of the French Language states that the name Valerian comes "medieval Latin valeriana, after the Latin Valeria Roman province Pannonia (...) where this plant was widespread. "

Valerian has a yellow-gray vertical rhizome, covered with long, thick roots. The stem, which can reach 1 meter, is cylindrical, hollow, grooved, erect, somewhat rower at the top. The leaves, opposite, are deeply divided into a variable number according to subspecies, odd, oblong leaflets, pointed, well chiselled.
The flowers are irregular, are small and pinkish white. They are visible from May to August, grouped in corymbs at the end of the rod.

The fruit is an oval achene, topped with a feathery plume.

Valerian has a reputation for attracting earthworms, which improves the soil, and sprayed, it is an excellent tonic for plants

Habitats: wet wood, ditches, edges of running water in almost all France.

History: Hippocrates, Dioscorides and other ancient authors recommended valerian in various indications. The census uses of the plant that has ceased to be used over the centuries is difficult as he was awarded the "virtues": a brief overview of the medical field works and therapeutic - or medical botany - published for the only nineteenth century (online at Gallica), shows that doctors attributed to him various properties, often contradictory - a real "cure-all" herb of all evil.

It seems that despite all its major indications were epilepsy, Sydenham's chorea, hysteria, etc. However, it seems that doubts about his real interest is not the mere fact of contemporary practitioners proponents of evidence-based medicine (Evidence Based Medicine) in 1889, the question was already asked: "Its real utility répond- it to the frequency of its use? We believe for us it is completely unnecessary. "
Valeriana officinalis was once also considered a powerful love potion.

In the countryside of Bologna (Italy), once believed that there was a male Valerian (valerian) and a female valerian. It is also attributed to the valerian authority to drive the elves.

Valerian has been very consumed during the two world wars, to treat various nerve trauma suffered by the fighters.

Formerly, Valeriana officinalis's, was considered a magical plant associated with white magic.
Once powerful love potion, catnip is now mainly used in herbal soporific.
His designation of "catnip" is due to the attraction of these animals to smell: then it seems to act as a sedative on man, its influence is reversed on cats. In fact, it will cause a state close to the ethyl euphoria or cannabis in these felines.

Used parts

The "Valerian root" is included in the European Pharmacopoeia. These underground organs, that is to say, the rhizome, roots and stolons of the species taken in its broadest sense. The same Pharmacopoeia describes the specifications of the hydro-alcoholic extract, dry and aqueous extract of valerian tincture. The leaves are used to make liquid manure. The flowers are components of the preparation biodynamistes used by farmers.

Production: planting and harvesting

Very common in temperate Europe and North Asia, valerian prefers cool soil almost moist, permeable, deep. Its multiplication can be performed by sowing seeds in the spring, or by dividing the stem fall. After harvest, the roots, possibly divided, are dried at low temperature (<40 ° C) to avoid losses valerenic acid and then kept in sealed packaging, in dry conditions and protected from light.

Valerian needs are basically covered by the cultivation of the plant. Currently, 1,200 tons of dry roots are produced in Europe, about 400 hectares. Two thirds of 50-80 hectares grown in France are located in Anjou (variety Valia). The sesquiterpene acid content of valerian improved by the Interprofessional Technical Institute perfume plants, medicinal and aromatic (ITEIPMAI) was increased by 28% since the early 1990s.

Medicinal Properties

Pharmacology. Valerian root is known sedative. A majority of authors attribute this activity to present sesquiterpene acids: Various studies show affinity in vitro valerian extracts for GABA receptors.

Valerian our seeds are fresh and unprocessed. This is true Valerian and unhybridized, therefore not a large sign cultivar.


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Nous pouvons bien sûr faire un emballage cadeau sur demande, cela ne nécessite pas de frais supplémentaires mais peut demander 24 heures de plus pour la livraison.

Si vous souhaitez un achat de graines en gros, nous pouvons étudier la question avec vous et cela très rapidement. Nous sommes aujourd'hui les seuls à proposer des graines non issues de cultures professionnelles, de cultures intensives, nos graines sont ramassées à la main, dans la nature et vous assurent longévité dans le jardin ainsi que les meilleures garanties concernant leurs propriétés médicinales. Nous ne sommes pas en mesure de concurrencer les vendeurs spécialisés dans la quantité au détriment de la qualité. Nos graines germent et sont accompagnées d'une garantie unique de germination. Mais nous pouvons étudier votre demande dans les meilleurs délais.

Nous pouvons nous adapter à vos demandes de personnalisation et vous répondre dans les 10 heures suivant votre courrier d'information. Notre capacité à réagir et nous adapter est une condition primordiale de notre service, aussi n'hésitez pas à nous faire part de vos demandes.

Toutes les commandes sont agrémentées d'une notice concernant les semis ainsi que des conseils de culture.

Nous pouvons bien sûr faire un emballage cadeau sur demande, cela ne nécessite pas de frais supplémentaires mais peut demander 24 heures de plus pour la livraison.

Si vous souhaitez un achat de graines en gros, nous pouvons étudier la question avec vous et cela très rapidement. Nous sommes aujourd'hui les seuls à proposer des graines non issues de cultures professionnelles, de cultures intensives, nos graines sont ramassées à la main, dans la nature et vous assurent longévité dans le jardin ainsi que les meilleures garanties concernant leurs propriétés médicinales. Nous ne sommes pas en mesure de concurrencer les vendeurs spécialisés dans la quantité au détriment de la qualité. Nos graines germent et sont accompagnées d'une garantie unique de germination. Mais nous pouvons étudier votre demande dans les meilleurs délais.

Nous pouvons nous adapter à vos demandes de personnalisation et vous répondre dans les 10 heures suivant votre courrier d'information. Notre capacité à réagir et nous adapter est une condition primordiale de notre service, aussi n'hésitez pas à nous faire part de vos demandes.



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Dec 9, 2017 by keilet
Commande reçue rapidement dans un petit paquet très mignon, je recommanderai dans cette boutique, merci beaucoup pour les petites attentions !
Jun 23, 2017 by Léa Mercier
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Mar 21, 2017 by LillyLucie
The seeds arrived very fast in clearly labeled neat bags. I am only waiting for the weather to warm up a bit before starting out my herb garden with these. thank you
Mar 12, 2017 by FluffMidge
It arrived well packed I hope I will be able to bring it to life kindest regards.
Sep 6, 2016 by valmaharvey1

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