Valerian Root Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Valerian officinalis
Country of Origin:
India
Plant Part:
Root
Distillation Method:
Steam
Cultivation:
Naturally Grown
Overall Profile
Sesquiterpenes
67.09%
Sesquiterpenols
22.34%
Other
6.61%
Primary Constituents
alpha eudesmol
13.04%
alpha copaene
11.77%
beta gurjunene
8.88%
isovaleric acid
7.52%
alpha bulnesene
7.32%
  • 1oz -
    $48.48
  • 4oz -
    $189.92
  • 8oz -
    $378.08
  • 16oz -
    $754.92
  • 1Kg -
    $1,566.16
  • Sample -
    $2.50
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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 for sleep and relaxation. This Valerian Root Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.

ABOUT THE PLANT

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.

ABOUT THE OIL

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". This is a reference to the medicinal properties of this plant.

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 has been used as a medicinal herb since the time of ancient Greece and Rome. Known to herbalists as 'all heal'. Both Hippocrates and Galen recommended Valerian as a remedy for insomnia.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Antidandruff, Antispasmodic, Bactericidal, Carminative, Diuretic, Emotionally balancing, Grounding, Hypnotic, Hypotensive, Nervous system depressant, Sedative.

Psychological

  • Researchers have pinpointed the sesquiterpenes 'valerenic acid' and 'valerone' as the active constituents, exerting a calming and restorative effect on the central nervous system.
  • Calming and restorative
  • Counteracts insomnia
  • Eases nervous tension and restlessness
  • Reduces incidence of migraine and tension headaches

Circulatory System

  • Lowers blood pressure

Digestive System

  • Stimulates the appetite
  • Improves digestion
  • Relaxes intestinal and stomach spasms

Dermatological

  • Quells ulcers
  • Reduces eczema
  • Heals minor sores and (closed) wounds

Application and Use

Safety

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