Valerian Essential Oil
Latin Name: Valeriana officinalis
Part of plant: Root
Grade: Pure & Natural
Aroma Character: Earthy, harsh, spicy-balsamic
Blends Well with: Cedarwood, Lavender, Mandarin
Valerian Properties: Balancing effect on nerves, psyche, and heart; anti-spasmodic, sedative, hypothermic.
Valerian Indications: Psychological and sensory overexcitation; shaking (Parkinson's Disease), neurasthenia, insomnia, tachycardia, spasmophilia, fever, hot flushes, malaria, nervous asthma.
Valerian Main Components: Isovalerian-acid, bornyl-isovalerate, a-terpeneol, kessyl-alcohol, kessyl-acetate, a-pinene, camphene, limonene, borneol, camphor.
Valerian Contraindications, side effects: None known for normal doses, toxic in higher doses. Can lead to habit with longer use.
Valerian essential oil has a rich, deep, woody, musky aroma that you'll either love or hate. It is one of the most widely used natural sedatives in Europe and is commonly used to aid relaxation and to help treat insomnia.
Valerian has also been found to treat depression, fevers, headaches, menstrual cramps and emotional trauma.