Valerian is a tall, flowering plant native to the grasslands of Europe. Valerian has a very long and rich history as a part of European folk medicine. It gained such a reputation as a panacea that it
was once called “all heal.” Traditionally, it is one of the better-used relaxants for both nerves and muscles, was used as a sedative and was a go-to folk remedy for occasional insomnia. This is likely due to the fact that valerian has a marked influence on the cerebrospinal system.