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.
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.
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