BOTANICAL NAME: valeriana officinalis
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
PARTS USED: roots
FRAGRANCE: warm, woody, balsamic, musky, earthy
BLENDS WELL WITH: cedarwood, lavender, mandarin, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, rosemary
AROMATIC & PHYSICAL USES: insomnia, nervous indigestion, migraine, restlessness, tension, muscle spasms, neuralgia, anxiety, antibacterial, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, hypnotic, hypotensive, sedative, stomachic.
MAGICAL USES: love, sleep, purification, protection
Antibacterial: kills or inhibits bacteria.
Antispasmodic: referring to something that suppresses spasms.
Carminative: relieves discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Sedative: Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing.
Stomachic: related to the stomach; beneficial to the stomach or digestion.
Safety Warning: Avoid during pregnancy. Overuse may cause lethargy. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.