Common Valerian

Latin Name:

Valeriana officinalis

Manx Name:

kere lheeannagh


June - September

Locations where this species is found:
Glen Maye Port Soderick Archallagan Ballachurry Nature Reserve

Also known as "all-heal", this plant has many medicinal uses. It is most often used as a sleeping aid and sedative.

Although it shares the same name, common valerian is a completely different species to red valerian.

Its Manx name is "kere lheeannagh", which means "meadow comb".
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