Valeriana sambucifolia

Calming medicine

Valeriana sambucifolia © Jussi Helimäki

Valeriana sambucifolia is found in large numbers on shores and in coastal herb-rich forests. It attracts a variety of insects due to producing relatively large amounts of nectar.

The smell of valerians is similar to that of foot sweat. The plant has traditionally been used as a calming medicine.