Cutting up valerian roots to prepare herbal tincture

Valeriana officinalis

Xie Cao, Tagar
Valerian (Wiktionary)



From Old French valeriane or Medieval Latin valeriāna, a reinterpretation of what is found as German Baldrian after valēre (to be powerful) or also the gentilic name Valerius, which is seemingly borrowed in the Dark Age period from the late 6th to early 8th century from Turkic or Proto-Mongolic, when the Pannonian Avars were direct neighbours to the Germans, notably also present in Hungarian bojtorján (burdock), ultimately from Proto-Mongolic, reflected as
Middle Mongolian ᠪᠠᠯᠴᠢᠷᠭᠠᠨ᠎ᠠ (balčirɣan-a, false hellebore

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