Botanical Name: Valeriana officinalisFamily: Valerianaceae Description & Extraction:
- Botanical Name: Valeriana officinalis
- Usage/Application: used for hypochondria
- Is It Organic: Organic
- Family: Valerianaceae
- Growing Height: 3 to 4 feet
- Family name: Caprifoliaceae
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.Chemical Composition:
Known compounds detected in valerian that may contribute to its method of action are:
- Alkaloids: actinidine, chatinine, shyanthine, valerianine, and valerine.
- 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, a depressant of the central nervous system, hypnotic, hypotensive, regulator, stomachic.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, insomnia.
- 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.Shipping Options:
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"Valerian Root Oil" is obtained by the steam distillation of the crushed roots of Valeriana Officinalis (Fam: Valerianaceae).