Valerian Valeriana officinalis  Essential Oil Information

Valeriana officinalis

Valerian Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Valeriana officinalis

Valerian Root, Garden Heliotrope

Northern Europe, Asia

Root








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Olive green/brown

 

Strong








Fragrance

Musky, woody, balsamic












Benefits

Treats insomnia, nervous tension and restlessness. Use migraine and tension headaches, and to lower blood pressure. Stimulate the appetite, strengthens digest and eases abdominal spasms. Treats skin ulcers, eczema, minor skin irritations, cuts and wounds.















Blends Well With

Cedarwood, Chamomile, Lavender, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood














Constituents

valerenic acid, valerone













Properties

Antidandruff, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, diuretic, emotionally balancing, grounding, hypnotic, hypotensive, nervous system depressant, sedative















Safety

Generally safe, but NOT to be used during pregnancy, or while using alcohol,  pharmaceutical sedatives, or antidepressants











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