Benefits of red valerian (Centranthus ruber (L.) DC.)
Characteristics of red valerian
Common noun: Red Valerian.
Scientific noun: Centranthus ruber (L.) DC.
Family: Valerian family -Valerianaceae-
Habitat: We find it in dry and rocky places.
Description of red valerian
Perennial bushy plant of the globularia family – globulariaceae – up to 60 cm.
Stems erect and ligneous.
Leaves short-stalked, lanceolate ending in a spine.
Bluish flowers, in heads till 2,5 cm in diameter. Very perceptible bracts, imbricate.
Picking and storing: Spring and Autumn are the best seasons to pick the roots of thIS plant. Clean and leave them to dry in a aired place.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF RED VALERIAN
- Sedative: Against any type of nervous disorder – palpitations, spasms, vomiting, nervous breakdown, etc
– Infusion of about 10 grams from the root which has to be left in water all through the night.
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22 April, 2021