Valerian Root Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Valeriana fauriei
Plant Part: Root
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction
Description: Valerian Officinalis is native to Europe, North America, and the northern part of Asia. Altogether, the genus contains about 150 different species. These are widely distributed throughout the temperate zones. Both the root and the rhizome are highly prized for their healing properties.
Color: Brown to reddish brown viscous liquid.
Common Uses: Valerian Root Essential Oil has been used to combat insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, tension, agitation, headaches as the result of nervous tension, and panic attacks. It has also been used on muscle spasms, palpitations of the heart, cardiovascular spasm and neuralgia. Valerian Root Oil is also believed to be a suitable replacement for catnip based on similar chemical components.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Patchouli, Pine, Lavender, Cedarwood, Mandarin, Petitgrain, and Rosemary.
Aromatic Scent: Valerian Root Essential Oil has an earthy, slightly sweet scent characteristic of an oil derived from a root.
History: Valerian Root Essential Oil is gaining in popularity as a natural alternative to commercially available sedatives.