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RE: Stress/Herbs

Valerian is another common name for Jupiter's Beard or "Centrathus ruber."
I take it you're talking about the dried product and not the blossoms?  The
flowers have a very sweet scent on the plants I have.  I haven't noticed a
bad odor from the stems or leaf parts either, but then I've never dried any
of it either.  

I've never tried it in tea.  Does anyone have a recipe?

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Jesse Bell
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 9:56 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Stress/Herbs

Valerian.  It smells like somebody's old nasty shoe...but if you get it in 
capsule form...it does help.  Just don't burp afterwards!  LOL.  I don't 
know how people used to drink Valerian tea....nasty smelling stuff.  Kava 
Kava helps too (for stress).

Jesse Rene' Bell
Claremore, OK
Zone 6

>From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT
>Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 06:52:08 -0500 (EST)
>Okay so what do you take if you are constantly under stress...and not 
>getting any sleep?
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
>--Albert Einstein
>  --- On Tue 11/18,  < Aplfgcnys@aol.com > wrote:
>From:  [mailto: Aplfgcnys@aol.com]
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 21:59:42 EST
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT
>In a message dated 11/18/2003 8:47:29 PM Eastern Standard Time,
><br>justme@prairieinet.net writes:<br><br>> Echinacea capsules?!? Never
>heard of them Auralie...<br>> <br>> <br><br>Donna, they are available at
>any vitamin suppy source - grocery store, <br>whatever.<br>Echinacea
>boosts your immune system. You don't take it as a regular
><br>supplement, but whenever your system is likely to be under stress.
>Check it out here. <br>It does work.<br>
>     http://www.herbs.org/greenpapers/echinacea.html
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