Valerian Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Valeriana officinalis, V. wallichi, V.jatamansi

Valerian Root, Garden Heliotrope

Source Location

Plant part used

Northern Europe, Asia

Root

Extraction Method

Color

Steam distillation

Olive green/brown

Consistency

Aroma Strength

 

Strong

Fragrance

Musky, woody, balsamic

Benefits/Uses/Systems

Calms agitation, nervous headaches, insomnia, nervous indigestion, heart palpitations, neuralgia, muscle spasms, panic attacks

Blends Well With

Cedarwood, Chamomile, Lavender, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood

Main Constituents

valerenic acid, valerone, a-pinene, geraniol, isovaleric, b-caryophilene

Properties

Antidandruff, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, diuretic, emotionally balancing, grounding, hypnotic, hypotensive, nervous system depressant, sedative

Safety

Generally safe, but NOT to be used during pregnancy, on babies or children, or while using alcohol,  pharmaceutical sedatives, or antidepressants