Valerian - Access the inner source of love

Valerian - Baldrian - Valeriana officinalis

To 1.50 m tall, perennial plant; stems erect; leaves opposite, pinnate; many white to pink flowers in umbel-like inflorescences.
Distribution: worldwide
Flowering time: May to October


Keywords: overcoming loneliness, access to the inner source of love and self-love.
Brief description: rediscover the true self and your true needs; develop instincts and follow them; develop social skills


The essence

Valerian is for the lonely ones who have lost access to themselves and their loved ones and need support and assistance. Their special problem is that they can not accept help - because they do not accept yourself. The essence encourages them to develop self-love, and ensures that the dependency on help from others will gradually decrease.

Normally, the original reason for such problem can be found in a childhood without love - or even too much care. If everything is done for you and made too easy during childhood you expect this when you‘re grown up, too. If you are always picked by others up when you fall how can you learn to get up yourself?


Valerian helps to feel instinctively the way that lies before you rather than knowing it. The compass inside, we call it instinct, gets re-aligned. The way in the outside world is just as clear as the way to the inner resources. How often do children say „I can do it!“ when you want to do things for them while they want to prove how much they have already achieved and can do by themselves. This „I can do it!“ in adulthood is a sign of confidence.
I know that I can do it!

The plant could possibly be named after Balder (the German name of the plant is Baldrian), the god of light, of goodness, purity and beauty in Norse mythology. He finds an approximate match in Greek mythology with Apollo. Balder‘s features include peacefulness and love, he stands alsofor  marital fidelity.

©Dirk Albrodt

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