Scientific name: Valeriana officinalis
Oil origin: Root
Extraction: Steam distillation
Aroma: Musky, warm, woody
Odor strength: Medium
Evaporation: Base note
Valerian essential oil is used for mental fatigue, lack of focus, overexertion, anxiety, stress, headaches, epilepsy, hysteria, menstrual states of agitation, and menopause. Valerian essential oil has shown to induce sleep in humans at a faster rate than subjects not exposed to the oil.
Improvements in sleep quality were shown in a placebo-controlled study involving 121 patients. Patients were given Valerian root or a placebo 1 hour before bedtime for 28 consecutive nights. Patients were given 2 sleep questionnaires; one that measured the mood scale and another global clinical impression scale. 66% of the Valerian treatment group rated the valerians therapeutic effect as either good or very good at the end of the 28-day trial. This compared to only a 29% equally positive rating by the placebo participants. (Vorbach, 1996).
Valerian essential oil is antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, diuretic, anxiolytic, hypnotic, hypotensive, regulator, sedative, stomachic
Valerian essential oil is an exotic addition to cosmetic applications, personal care formulations, soaps, perfumery, incense, candles, and aromatherapy.
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
Safety precautions: Extremely potent use with care. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.