Velerian Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Valeriana jatamasii Jones
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.
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.