When the Latin word for an herb – valere –  literally translates as “to be well,” it kind of grabs your attention, right? For thousands of years, valerian root (valere in Latin) has been relied upon to support emotional well-being, healing sleep, muscle relaxation, stress relief and more.


  • 1 teaspoon valerian root (crushed or powderized)
  • 1 cup water


  • Bring water to a light simmer (not a boil) and pour over the valerian root.
  • Cover the container so that the volatile oils are retained.
  • Let the tea infuse for 30 minutes, then strain out the root and serve.

This incredible herb can be included in other blends that help to enhance the desired end result i.e. restful sleep, muscle relaxation, memory and focus catalyst as well as a method to decrease the pain of menstrual cramps.