Valerian Crush Roots

0.40 $/g

Sweet, restful sleep is the key to health. When we don’t get enough, our immune system weakens, our thinking processes slow, and we generally just feel cranky. Thankfully, the natural world has a few chemical-free remedies to help us get the ZZZZZs we need. Valerian (Latin: Valeriana officinalis L.) falls squarely into this category.A flowering grassland plant, Valerian has a long history of medicinal use. First identified as a sleep aid by ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, the plant was also favored by Roman Empire Physician Galen, who prescribed it as a remedy for insomnia. Recent medical studies appear to back what these early medical practitioners believed, by showing that Valerian may shorten the time it takes to fall asleep, thus helping the body achieve more restful slumber.

Sleep aside, Valerian offers a host of other benefits as well. According to Medieval English botanist Nicholas Culpeper, Valerian root ‘boiled with licorice, raisons [sic] and aniseed is good for those troubled with cough.’ (Believe it or not, Culpeper also claimed this partifular concoction was good for fighting of the plague.)

So there you have it, whether you’re fighting for sleep, fighting against a cold (or the plague), valerian is your root-based go-to. Use it to create a sleep-inducing herbal blend or simply brew it solo and get ready for some peace and quiet. Yawwwwn.

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Description

INFUSION: Light beige

STEEPING TIME

TEA CUP 8oz (237ml) 10oz (296ml) 12oz (355ml)
AMOUNT 1 heaping teaspoon 1 heaping teaspoon 1.5 heaping teaspoon
MILD 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min
Recommendation 3-5 min
TEA POT 18oz (532ml) 36oz (1064ml) 48oz (1419ml)
AMOUNT 2 heaping teaspoons 1 heaping teaspoon 2 heaping teaspoon
MILD 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min
Recommendation 3-5 min

SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS:

MILK SUGAR LEMON MINT
NO NO NO NO
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100ºC/212ºF
HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart):
Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons or 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml into the pot. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves or removing the tea bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about.)
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving):
Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon or 1 tea bag into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving into the pot. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the leaves or removing the tea bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)

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