In Russia, this is one of the most famous medicinal plants, he attributed magical properties, as the legend tells the following. Somehow Panth REJUVINATING Saint-Leu-healer went to the wallet in the woods to gather herbs. The night was very dark, no lights, no star. He went to the edge of the forest and suddenly the bushes saw a great light pink twinkling lights that are «thin streams» came out of the land. These streams, rising above the ground, formed a cloud in the shape of a pink flower. As the lights came from the land, Pantelei began to dig out the roots of strange plants and to the surprise found that the more he dug, the better feeling. When he took a bag of magic roots, his soul was filled with joy and gladness.

Passing through villages, Pantelei give sick people the roots and said: «Be healthy.» And people from those roots acquire a heart calm, fit and energized.

Botanical Reference

Valeriana officinalis — a powerful perennial, reaching meter height. On the floor ribbed stem arranged oppositely imparipinnate leaves of 11-21 leaflets. Small pinkish-white flowers are collected in apical umbellate inflorescence. It meets several varieties with different colored flowers and the number of segments of pinnate leaves, but the curative effect on all of them the same. It blooms from June to August.

We collect and store

The roots are dug in September, thoroughly washed, and the crests rough vychesyvaya

ALL HERBS FOR STRENGTHENING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM 27 it removed the small roots. The remaining roots hang out to dry. Only in the process of drying the roots of valerian acquire their characteristic odor due to the ester of boric-acid izovale-rianovoy. Most are rich in active ingredients roots of biennial plants.

A useful composition

Valerian is rich in essential oils, it contains very useful for our body substance, isovaleryl-ANOVA acid esters of formic, acetic and butyric acids, and other substances. Also essential oils, valerian contain organic acids and sugars.

The use of traditional medicine

Apply valerian as a sedative for nervous conditions, insomnia and cardiovascular neurosis, accompanied by spasms of the coronary vessels and heart, and hyperthyroidism, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.

Note: contraindications!

Long-term use of valerian can provoke anxiety, impaired function of the gastrointestinal tract, constipation, headaches. But in chronic enterocolitis races plants are drugs may aggravate the disease.

Recipes for Health

Valerian tea EXAMPLE g GTR is ix

2 teaspoons chopped valerian root pour 1/4 liter of cold water and let stand for 10-12 hours,

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