Red valerian properties

Benefits of red valerian (Centranthus ruber (L.) DC.)

Characteristics of red valerian

Common noun: Red Valerian.

red valerian
Red valerian photo

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.


  • 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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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

22 April, 2021

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