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Utica Herbal Study Group: Monica Reid on Valerianna officinalis
December 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Monica Reid will lead the group on the topic of Valerianna officinalis.
at this season of peace on earth and goodwill towards men—
“Men who begin to fight and when you wish to stop them, give them the
juice of Amantilla id est Valeriana and peace will be made immediately.”*
Learn the multiple uses, lore, and myths surrounding Valerian—the
mysterious plant loved by cats and Aristotle. Valerian has been used for
over a thousand years as an aphrodisiac, as well as to combat insomnia,
anxiety, inflammation, and mild aches and pains.
Touch, see, smell and taste valerian in multiple forms and learn how to
turn a pretty flowering plant from European mountains into medicine, and
how to grow the renewable herb in your own garden.
*collected by Professor Henslow from a 14th century medieval recipe
Free of charge. All are welcome.