Sample of Valeriana celtica roots exhibited by Franz Wilhelm & Co of Germany at the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition in 1888.

Valeriana celtica is a species of plant in the Caprifoliaceae family. It is also known as Alpine valerian and valerian spikenard. Until the 1930s, it was extensively harvested for export to Asia for use in perfumes. The root has also been used in folk remedies as a nerve tonic.

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Root sample in glass domed jar with label.

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