Category Essential Oils
Species Valeriana officinalis L., fam. Valerianaceae
Method Steam Distilled
Valerian Root Essential Oil, India
Valerian Root Essential Oil, India, (Valeriana officinalis), part used root, method steam distilled, origin India, sold in weight 1 ounce to 2.20 pounds.
Valeriana Officinalis, Valerian Root Essential Oil, India, for 30 years or more Valerian has been clinically investigated for its tranquilizing properties, and researchers have pin pointed sesquiterpenes as the active constituents that excerts a calming effect on the central nervous system.
Borneol Acetate [32-44%]
Camphene + Alpha-Fenchene [24-34%]
Myrtenyl Acetate [1-5%]
Action: Valerian oil is sedative and tranquilizing to the central nervous system. Valerian warming properties can help with hypothermia.
Traditional Uses: For more than 30 years, valerian has been clinically investigated for its tranquilizing properties. Researchers have pinpointed sesquiterpenes as the active constituents that exerts a calming effect on the central nervous system. The German Commission E has pronounced Valerian to be an effective treatment for restlessness and for sleep disturbances resulting from nervous conditions.
Other Uses: Because of Valerian effect on the nervous system, Valerian may help with insomnia, nervous indigestion, migraine, restlessness, and tension.
Application: Diffuse or apply topically, especially in a soothing massage. Add to food or rice milk as a dietary supplement.
Fragrannt Influence: Calming, relaxing, grounding, and emotionally balancing; a sleep aid.
Safety Data: If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Repeated use can possibly result in contact sensitization.
Companion Oils: Cedarwood oil, Lavender oil, Mandarin oil, Patchouli oil, Petitgrain oil, Pine oil, and Rosemary CT cineol.