Valerian Root Oil

Valerian is a hardy herbaceous perennial plant with a strong odor that is a member of the Valerianaceae  family. The chief constituent of valerian is a yellowish-green to brownish-yellow oil which is present in the dried root. The volatile oils that form the active ingredient are extremely pungent. Valerian can grow up to 6.5 feet tall (typically ~4 to 5 feet tall) and has a strong odor. It is self-seeding and can be cultured by replanting, dividing the roots,or planting seeds in indoor flats or outdoor seed beds.

Major Constituents :- Valerian constituents include monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, alkaloids, caffeic acid derivatives, valepotriates, flavinoids, lignans, and amino acids.


  • Valerian is typically taken orally to treat insomnia, dyssomnia, restlessness, anxiety, and mood disorders such as depression.
  • Valerian is most often used to treat insomnia.


PRODUCT Valerian Oil
BOTANICAL NAME Valeriana Officinalis
RANK Essential Oil
CAS 8008-88-6
Organoleptic Properties
STATE Flowing Liquid
COLOR Yellow to Greenish Yellow.
ODOUR  warm-woody, balsamic root like odour


Physio-Chemical Properties Min. Max.
Optical Rotation 40 78
Refractive Index @ 20°C 1.5012 1.5074
Flash Point N/A
Density @ 20°C 0.91 0.942

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