VALERIAN ROOT OIL
Botanical name : Valerian Officinalis
Part Used : Root
Family : Valerianaceae
Constituents: Valepotriates (including valtrate and didovaltrate), glycoside (valerosidatum); volatile oil (up to 2%) containing esters of acetic, butyric and isovalerianic acid, giving valerian's characteristic smell; the oil also contains limonene, a sesquiterpene, calerian camphor, alkaloids, chatinine, valerianine, actinidine, and valerine, choline, tannins, resins.
Main uses: Medical: Nervous tension, insomnia, headaches.
Blends well with : Oakmoss and lavandin, rosemary and it can present interesting effects as a modifier in all types of woody fragrances.
CAUTION: Use only as prescribed by a qualified practitioner as valerian may cause headaches, muscular spasm, and palpitations. Avoid large doses and prolonged use.