Valerian is not only a famous medicinal herb, it is also considered a sought-after spice in some countries.

Taste. The taste is quite bitter with a slightly sweet undertone and is not considered particularly desirable in European cuisine. Thus, the ground root is used in India and Pakistan, among other places, to flavor soups and stews.

Effect. Valerian is probably associated with calming and stress management like no other herb. In fact, the roots of this important medicinal herb contain many effective ingredients that can be a gentle alternative to synthetic medicines for nervousness, sleep disorders or general restlessness.