Metaphysical Properties of Valerian Root
Other Names: All Heal, Amantilla, Bloody Butcher, Capon's Trailer, Cat's Valerian, English Valerian, Fragrant Valerian, Garden Heliotrope, Phu, Red Valerian, St. George's Herb, Sete Wale, Set Well, Vandal Root
Powers: Love, Sleep, Purification, Protection
Common Magical Uses of Valerian RootThis is an herb associated with Samhain and Yule. It is a European herb used in Eclectic medicine for the treatment of short-term depression.
It has been used in rituals for relieving self-condemnation and aids in developing self-acceptance. This herb helps to invoke paternal protection, purification, and consecrating thuribles. They are used in rituals for evoking animal spirits without using animal ingredients. Cats love it and will go after the herb just like they do with catnip.
It has a calming effect on the mind and body.
It is recommended not to drive while under the effects of valerian when taken internally.