Velerian Essential Oil

Valerian oil is a high value wild crafted essential oil with its amazing medicinal and aromatic values. It is obtained through the distillation of rhizome and roots which are aromatic, stimulant, carminative and antiseptic. Rhizome and roots of valerian are collected from the altitude of 1500-3300m throughout Nepal’s hillside in forested areas. The mountain districts of the western region of Nepal are the homeland for valerian. Valerian is recommended for the treatment of insomnia. It stimulates the central nervous system, and reduces spasms and anxiety. Valerian oil has been medicinally used treat trembling, delirium tremens, headaches and heart palpitations.

Botanical Name: Valeriana jatamasii Jones
Family: Valerianaceae

English name: Anthopogon
Nepali name: Sugandhawal
Sanskrit name: Natah, Tagar
Trade name: Indian velerian
Flowering period: April-May
Parts used: Rhizome and roots

Habitat/Distribution in Nepal: 1500-3300m, throughout Nepal’s hillside

Principal constituents: Common valerian contains as its primary active constituents several iridoid compounds called valepotriates including valtrates, didrovaltrates , and isovaltrates ; valtrate and didrovaltrate are the major valepotriates. In addition, it contains valerosidatum (an iridoid ester glycoside) and a volatile oil (0.5–2%) consisting of many components including bornyl acetate and isovalerate (major compounds), caryophyllene, α- and β-pinenes, the sesquiterpenes valerenal, valerenic acid, acetylvalerenolic acid, valeranone and valerenal, β-ionone, eugenyl isovalerate, isoeugenyl isovalerate, patchouli alcohol, valerianol, borneol, camphene, β-bisabolene, ledol, isovaleric acid, and terpinolene, among others. (−)-3β,4β-Epoxyvalerenic acid was isolated as a new compound from V. officinalis

Valeriana jatamasii is a perennial and erect herb with velvet-hairy to hairy.; root yellowish brown, 1.5-3cm long, 1-2 mm thick; rhizome, yellowish to brownish, 2.7-6 cm long and 5-10 mm thick, sub-cylindrical. Leaves radical persistent, stalked, cordate-ovate, acute, toothed. Flowers are in a terminal clusters, white or pink tinged, borne on erect nearly leafless stem. Fruits are small with persistent pappus like calyx. Jatamansi is found throughout the Himalayas, from Afghanistan to SW China, at altitudes of 1500-3600 m.

Flowering: March-May.

Valerian roots are bitter, acrid, astringent, alexiteric and useful in hysteria, epilepsy, colic, cholera shell shock, jaundice, asthma etc. Roots and rhizomes are useful in hysterical fits, other nervous disorders and flatulence. Roots are used in afflications of eyes and blood and enlargement of liver and spleen. Oil extracted from the rhizome is use in cosmetics industries. Root paste is applied to treat headache and eye problems. Valerian reduces insomnia, mild anxiety or restlessness, muscle spasms and cramping, menstrual cramps, intestinal cramping/colic.

Valerian oil is used to improve overall sleep quality, shortening the length of time it takes to fall asleep and helping people sleep more soundly. A large multicenter study has also demonstrated valerian root's effectiveness in children with sleeping problems related to nervousness.  Valerian roots have been used as the most popular remedies in the United States and Europe.  

We provide valerian oil in different size and shapes as per customers’ choice and requirements. We usually use aluminum bottles and glass vessel for packing. Aluminum containers and epoxy-lined metallic barrels 50gm, 100gm, 500gm, 1kg, 5kg capacities.

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