Latin Name: Valeriana officinalis
Part of Plant: Root/Rhizome
Country of Origin: India
Method of Production: Steam Distillation
Valerian oil has an extremely powerful, difussive and unusual aroma, please note that the scent of valerian is not for everyone and is unlpeasant to some. But what it lacks in pleasantness it makes up for in therapeutic value, the oil has a reputation as a “heal all” oil.
Valerian has been used since ancient times as a medicinal herb for many things including siezures, nervous disorders, anxiety and hysteria. It can be a powerful stress reliever. The native peoples of North America used Valerian as an antiseptic for wounds and other ailments. The herb is native to Europe and Asia and grows up to 5 feet tall with clusters of fragrant pink or white flowers. The oil is steam distilled from the roots/rhizomes of the plant.