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Valerian, Common (Valeriana officinalis) Essential Oil

Valerian, Common (Valeriana officinalis) Essential Oil


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Valerian, Common (Valeriana officinalis) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name : Valeriana officinalis
English Name : Common valerian
French Name : Valériane officinale, valériane des collines, valériane à petites feuilles
Family : Valerianaceae
Origin : Nepal, India

History and Origin

Valerian is a perennial plant with white-pink flowers. Its leaves are pointed and toothed. Its grey-yellow rhizome, from which is extracted the essential oil, is covered with long and thick roots. Common valerian is used for sleeping problems, reduce anxiety and diminish nervousness since Antiquity. Historically, it has been claimed to have a thousand virtues, sometimes contradictory; the plant was believed to cure virtually anything. To this day, modern science only recognizes the power to treat minor sleeping disorders.

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Root
Extraction : Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics : Pale yellow to pale brown liquid. Its odor is bitter and earthy.
Properties : Sedative tranquilizer: central and muscle relaxant depressive action, slows down respiration and motor activity+++, hypothermisant+
Indications : Sleep disorders, neurasthenia, restlessness, tachycardia, fever



Powerful and earthy bottom note.


Valerian essential oil can be used in diffusion (for relaxing) but very sparingly because of its powerful smell that may remain for a long time after. 

Safety Data and Contraindications

  • None known under physiological dosages.


Lot B-VAOFIND01S (2017/10)


Sesquiterpenes : alpha-gurjunene (52.32 %), delta-guaiene (15,87 %)

Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, P., Docteur PÉNOËL, D., L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois.
  • MCVICAR, J., La passion des herbes aromatiques – culinaires – médicinales – cosmétiques et comment les cultiver, Guy Saint-Jean éditeur.