Mountain Rose Herbs

Valerian Essential Oil

  • Valeriana officinalis
  • Origin: China
Valerian Essential Oil

Parts Used

Root

Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification

Base

Aroma

Warm-woody, balsamic, musky

Overview

Widely known for its sedative properties. Valerian has a long history of treating insomnia, and other nervous tensions.

Blends Well With

Cedarwood, lavender, mandarin, oakmoss, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, rosemary

Herbal Miscellany

Valerian root has been known to attract cats and rats. Some versions of the Pied Piper have him using valerian along with his pipes to attract the rats from the city.

Precautions

Oil Specific: May cause skin irritation.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.