Valerian Root Magical Uses: Aka Vandal Root is actually what we call a two-headed herb. It is used to uncross and is used for hexing. Very commonly used to wreak havoc on a person, but is also great to break curses. It can also be used to improve self-confidence and self-acceptance. Cats are often attracted to Valerian Root and it can be used in cat magic as well as any other animal magic. Planting valerian around the house guards it against unwanted guests. Fair warning, this root is a very pungent smell.