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.
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
This Valerian essential oil is steam distilled from certified organically grown valerian root from India.
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 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 Described in The Aromatherapy Literature