Organic Valerian Essential Oil

Valeriana wallichi

Valeriana wallichi

Valerian is a perennial herb that can reach a height of 0.4 – 0.5 meter. Valerian is derived from the latin word for “well-being” and is best known to ancient classical authors and plays a vital role in the treatment of menstrual difficulties. The genus Valerian belongs to the family valerianaceae and is widely found in the world. Valeriana wallichii is native to Nepal, India and China. The valerian oil is extracted by steam distillation. It has been used traditionally in the treatment of insomnia, nervous disorder, skin disease and snake poisoning. From the recent study it is shown that valerian root is effective in children with sleeping problems related to nervousness.

Valerian is harvested in Oct-Nov.

Common Name: Valerian Oil

Botanical Name: Valerianawallichii

Botanical Family: Valerianaceae

Cultivation: wild crafted

Extraction method: Steam Distillation

Plants part: Root

Yield: 0.9-1%

Local Name: Sugandawall

Physical:

Aroma: Heady, Unpleasant

Notes: Base

Color: Yellowish green to brownish yellow

Appearance: Fluid to slightly viscous liquid

Chemical:

Specific Gravity: 0.9441  at250C
Refractive Index: 1.427at 250C
Optical Rotation: N/A
Acid Value:319.43
Ester Value: 5.9228
EsterValueafterAcetylating  : N/A
Flash Point: 660 C
Solubility: Insoluble in water

Chemical Family:

 

Therapeutic Properties:

Antirheumatic,Antispasmodi, Antiseptic.

Patchouli alcohol, Isovaleric acid, pogostol

Traditional uses:

  • Medicine: The paste of the plant is boiled. Roots are carminative, stimulant and used for hysteria ,insomnia, nausea, pimples, rheumatism and cholera. The juice of the root is used for headaches and is drippe din the eye for eye trouble. The roots are used to reduce tension, anxiety, over-excitability and hysterical states. Valerian is an effective aid ininsomnia helping for a natural healing sleep. It helps relieving cramps, intestinal colic and useful for menstrual pains. This herb has been used in the West for variety of complaints as nervous tension, restlessness, insomnia, migraine, dysmenorrhea, intestinal colic, rheumatism and as pain reliever. In Europe, the oil has been used for cholera, epilepsy and for skin conditions. In China, it is used for backache, cold, menstrual problems, bruises and sores.
  • Others: The plant is used in the preparation of incense and in herbal teas.

Aromatherapeutic uses:

  • Nervous system: Insomnia, nervous indigestion, migraine, restlessness and tension state.

Other uses:

  • In perfumery for its warm-woody, balsamic, musky odour. In flavouring (alcoholic) beverages, spice blends and tobacco.