Valerian (Valeriana officinalis, Caprifoliaceae) is a perennial flowering plant native to Europe and Asia
More specifically, the root of this plant is often dried and used in these remedies due to the high concentration of valerenic acid, flavonones, alkaloids, and sesquiterpenes. These powerful active ingredients have a number of anxiolytic, sedative and anti-spasmodic properties that make this herbal tea so widely used around the world.
In manufacturing, the extracts and oil made from valerian are used as flavoring in foods and beverages.
Drinking valerian root tea helps if you suffer from hyperactivity, insomnia, upset stomach, cognitive slowness, menstrual cramps, heart murmurs, migraines and headaches, anxiety, stress, and depression.