16. Common Valerian

No 16
Common Name: Common Valerian
Scientific Name: Valeriana officinalis
Irish Name: Caorthann corraigh
Family: Valerianaceae
Habitat: Found growing beside rivers, canals and in meadows.  It is happy in both damp and dry soil conditions
Uses: Used as a medicinal herb for many centuries, the properties of Common Valerian are used in preparations for insomnia.  It is also commonly known as Wild Valerian.

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