Valerian Root Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Valerian officinalis
Country of Origin:
Plant Part:
Distillation Method:
Naturally Grown
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
alpha eudesmol
alpha copaene
beta gurjunene
isovaleric acid
alpha bulnesene
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Wholesale Pure Valerian Root Essential Oil

From Wholesale Essential Oils, Certified Organic Valerian Root essential oil steam distilled and naturally grown in India. This is an aromatherapy specialty oil of the highest quality with a rich, musty and deep aroma. Valerian is highly regarded for its support of calm and relaxation. This Valerian Root Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.


Valerian is a perennial herb with short rhizomes, aromatic, feathery leaves, and small pink or white flowers that bloom (in the Northern hemisphere) from June through September. The plant is native to Asia and grows up to 1.5 meters high. It is also cultivated in Russia, the Baltic states, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Britain, Scandinavia, Hungary, and China. The plant is also known as common Valerian, Valerian root, and garden heliotrope.


This Valerian essential oil is steam distilled from certified organically grown valerian root from India.

Aromatherapy Notes

Base note with a very rich, tenacious, musky, woody, balsamic aroma. Valerian root is one of the most calming herbs in common use. Valerian essential oil is steam-distilled from the rhizomes of Valerian officinalis. The essential oil is an olive-green to olive brown in color with a warm rich earthy odor and a distinct 'musk-like' character of great complexity. Valerian essential oil bends well with essential oils of: Cedarwood, Lavender, Mandarin, Dark Patchouli, Petitgrain, Pine, and Rosemary, and Tangerine, and Wild Orange.

Traditional Uses

Valerian is derived from a Latin adjectival form of the personal name Valerius. It comes from the Latin verb valere meaning ‘being well’, ‘feeling good’, and ‘having a good morale’. At one time, valerian was simply called ‘all heal’, referring to its plethora of uses. It has been used in Europe for complaints ranging from cholera to epilepsy. It can be found in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia recommended for ‘conditions presenting nervous excitability’.

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:

  • Antispasmodic, Bactericidal, Carminative, Hypnotic, Sedative
  • Recommended for insomnia, headache, nervous tension

From The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils2:

  • Antidandruff, Diuretic, Antispasmodic, Bactericidal, Hypnotic, Hypotensive, Regulator, Sedative, Stomachic.
  • Used for skin irritation, bruises, and sores
  • Eases restlessness and tension

Application and Use


Non-toxic, non-irritant, possible skin sensitization. Do NOT use during pregnancy. Do NOT use in combination with pharmaceutical sedatives, antidepressants, or alcohol.


1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.

2 Lawless, Julia. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils in Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health, and Well Being. Conari Press, 2013.