The seeds are edible but prolonged use may lead to addiction so caution is necessary. In the past, the leaves have been used as a condiment.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
All-heal, Amantilla, Belgian Valerian, Capon's Tail, Cat's Valerian, Cut-finger, Cut-heal, Cut-heal, English Valerian, European Valerian, Fragrant Valerian, Garden Heliotrope, Garden Valerian, German Valerian, Great Wild Valerian, Greek Valerian, Hardy Heliotrope, Heliotrope, Herb Bennet, Hercules' All-heal, Indian Valerian, Medicinal Valerian, Mexican Valerian, Musk Root, Pacific Valerian, Setewale, Setwall, Setwell, St George's Herb, Summer Heliotrope, Vandal Root, Wild Valerian.
Ditches, grassland, marshes, meadows, riverbanks, scrub, waterside, woodland.