I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of this herb called the Valerian. But I got to tell you something. It is a terrible smelling herb. Many people say it smells like a wet dog or a wet mildew rag. In fact, some places that sell it put it in the back somewhere because it smells so bad.
However, it’s a great herb to help you sleep and also to help you relax and be a little more calm. Now, Valerian is sort of a grassy herb that is dried and you can use it to make a tea from it. It will help you relax. The spiritual properties of Valerian are considered to be peace, love and tranquility. It also is supposed to bring really great peace into your body and into your nervous system as you use Valerian. As many of us today are having trouble sleeping. You know those of us who wake up in the middle of the night with the angel numbers calling us.
We may also have stress calling us. You’re waking up at two or three in the morning and having trouble going to sleep. You’ve got lots of stress during the day. You’re worried about work. You’re worried about finances, you’re worried about all kinds of things. But Valerian as a natural herb can help you calm down and help you sleep.
Historically, the Greeks used Valerian as a way to protect their home. They would hang it all over. The Celtics used it to ward off lightning. And it is often said that if two people are fighting, if they’re yelling at each other, or if they’re just physically fighting, if you take a little bit of Valerian and you throw it in between the two people fighting, it’s often said they will stop immediately and they will go into a peaceful mode. Wouldn’t that be great? We should all be carrying Valerian around this as we’re out in the world because there’s so much conflict right now. But I love the Valerian because it does bring a lot of peace and harmony. But most importantly, it is used to help you sleep.
So the next time you can’t sleep, the next time you need to get to sleep or to stay asleep, make yourself a cup of valerian tea or go to your local health food store and you can buy it in a liquid form and a little dropper and you can put a few drops under your tongue and it will immediately make you feel relaxed and peaceful.