Latin Name: Valeriana officinalis
Plant Part: Root
Note/Element: Note: Base Element: Earth
Functional Groups: Esters, Terpene, Sesquiterpene, Alcohol, Aldehyde
Type: Relaxing, hypnotic, grounding
Ayurvedic doshas(Balances): Vata
Scent: Earthy, woody, balsamaic, bitter-sweet, cloying, tenacious
For Skin Type: None
Cautions: Not during pregnancy. Use sparingly: can be stupefying.
Physical Uses: Insomnia, muscle pain, headache, stomach and menstrual cramps, PMS, hearth palpatations, .
Mental/Emotional Uses: Anger, extreme tension, emotional crisis, nervousness, panic, anxiety, addictions especially smoking.
Other Uses: Perfumery, fixative. Useful with Rescue Remedy.
Blends Well With: Flower, Fruit, Resin, Root, Wood.
News You Can Use: Known to attract cats and rats. Use at your own discretion.
Graf, Katherine:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.