Valeriana wallichi Oil


Botanical Name: Valeriana wallichi

Common Name: Indian Valerian, Valerian, Valerian Jatamansi, Taggar

Family: Valerianaceae

Parts Used: Root (Rhizome)

Description: Valerian root's popularity as a sedative herb seems to be increasing along with the stresses of modern life. For at least 500 years, Valerian root has been among the most popular remedies in the United States and Europe. In Europe, valerian root is now approved by Germany's Commission for restlessness and sleeping disorders. Valerian essential oil is obtained from the steam distillation of the dried rhizome and roots of Valeriana officinalis 

Active Compounds: Acetic acid, ascorbic acid, beta-ionone, calcium, caffeic acid, magnesium, manganese, quercitin, valeric acid

Medicinal Properties: Antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, cicatrizant, depurative, diuretic, ammanagogue, nervine, parasiticide, rubificant, sedative, stomachic, sudorific, tonic, vulnerary

Uses: Valerian reduces insomnia, mild anxiety or restlessness, muscle spasms and cramping,menstrual cramps, intestinal cramping/colic