Almost all the anti-depressant drugs are based on the structure of Valerian .
Harper Stone wrote:We've got little valerians sprouting all up over the garden. I've recently moved here and it took me a while to even identify the plant as valerian. But I have one question: I have read that there is a 'Valerian officinalis' which has the medicinal properties, and another one (perhaps the pacific nw native one? or 'Red valerian'?) which does not. Does anyone know how to tell the difference, or if it's even true that one is ineffective? They all have burgundy/maroon leaves right now, and had stalks 3 feet high that had gone to seed and dried by the time I moved in.
divide and multiply keep moist and well drained
Jeanine Gurley wrote:The top of my valerian plant has completely died back.
It is now at the end of it's second summer with me. I'm not sure what to do.
I'm going to dig up the root tomorrow and see if it is O.K.
Any advice from valerian growers? This is my only plant.