Botanical Name: Valeriana
Description & Extraction:
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis, Valerianaceae) is a hardy perennial
flowering plant, with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers which
bloom in the summer months. Valerian flower extracts were used as a perfume
in the sixteenth century. Valerian has been used as a medicinal herb since
at least the time of ancient Greece and Rome. Hippocrates described its
properties, and Galen later prescribed it as a remedy for insomnia. Valerian
is an effective nervine that has carminative, stimulating and antispasmodic
properties. Valerian a tallish plant with clusters of pink or, less
commonly, white flowers. A perennial grows to 4-5 feet. Leaves strongly
divided, pinnate with lance-shaped leaflets; lower ones toothed. Tiny, pale
pink to whitish, tubular flowers, grow in three-forked terminal heads in
tight clusters; each flower has a small, inrolled calyx at the base; as the
fruits form, calyces become feathery parachutes. Blooms June to July. It is
extracted by the process of steam distillation.
Blends well with:
Valerian essential oil, Valeriana Officinalis, blends well with the
following essential oils: patchouli,oakmoss, pine,lavender, cedarwood,
mandarin, petitgrain and rosemary.
Known compounds detected in valerian that may contribute to its method of
- Alkaloids: actinidine, chatinine, shyanthine, valerianine, and
- Isovaleramide may be created in the extraction process.
- Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).
- Isovaleric acid.
- Iridoids, including valepotriates: isovaltrate and valtrate.
Sesquiterpenes (contained in the Volatile oil): valerenic acid,
hydroxyvalerenic acid and acetoxyvalerenic acid.
- Flavanones: hesperidin, 6-methylapigenin and linarin.
Anodyne, antidandruff, diuretic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative,
depressant of the central nervous system, hypnotic, hypotensive, regulator,
Uses & Precautions:
- Valerian essential oil, Valeriana Officinalis, has been used for
hypochondria, nervous headaches, irritability, mild spasmodic
affections, diarrhea, epilepsy, migraine headaches, croup, hysteria,
convulsions, vertigo, nervous cough, delirium, neuralgia, muscle cramps,
gas pains, stomach cramps, spasms, palpitations, gas, colic, depression,
panic attacks, emotional stress, PMS, menstrual cramps, despondency,
- Non-toxic, non-irritant, possible- sensitization. Use in moderation.
Essential oils can also be used in soap making ingredients, lotions,
massage oils, diffusers, potpourri, scent, air fresheners, body fragrance,
perfume oils, aromatherapy products, bath oils, towel scenting, spa's,
incense, light rings, laundry, facial steams, hair treatments, and more.
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"Valerian Root Oil" is obtained by the steam distillation of the
crushed roots of Valeriana Officinals (Fam: Valerianaceae).
||Olive Green or Olive Brown colour
||The odour is warm-woody, balsamic root like odour with a distinct
animal under note of musk like character and great tancity of Valeric
||Valeriana Officinals (Fam: Valerianceae)
|Specific Gravity At 25oC
||0.940 To 0.951
|Refractive Index At 25oC
||1.500 To 1.5071
||Soluble in Alcohol and other organics solvents.
||The oil gives very interesting effects in combination with
Patchouli, Costus, Cyperiol etc. In Chypre variation and other Perfumery
Compounds, Tobacco Industries and Fruit Beer Flavours.
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