Valerian Root (Valeriana wallichii)
Ignore the haters. Valerian should no more be known as the stinky sock herb than cilantro should be known as the wash-your-mouth-out-with-soap-young-lady herb. True, there are valerian people and there are definitely non-valerian people. And there are valerian times and there are non-valerian times. No matter which side of the fence you land on, we hope you find a soft pillow of slumber on which to fall.
Looking for more info? These herbs work so well that if we told you about them we couldn’t sell them to you (seriously, US laws are that crazy: we can teach or we can sell but not both!). Luckily Grandmother Google knows all.