Valeriana officinalis, commonly known as Valerian root, garden valerian, tobacco root, garden heliotrope and all-heal, is perennial flowering plant in the Caprifoliaceae family.
The plant is native to Europe, South Africa and parts of Asia. It has naturalised in North America. It prefers rich, heavy loam with adequate moisture.
In the summer when the mature plant may have a height of 1.5 metres, it bears sweetly scented pink or white flowers that attract many insects.
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Cut herbs are herbs which have been harvested and then cut into smaller pieces, suitable for further processing. Cut herbs like Valeriana officinalis / Valerian Root Cut can be used to produce tinctures or fluid extracts. They can also be used in herbal teas and infusions.