Valerian Essential Oil

Paragon Alternative’s essential oils are selected and approved by  Sajid Ali, D.N.M. They are the purest and best essential oils available.

 

Valerian Essential Oil Origin and Extraction

 

Valerian Essential Oil is extracted via steam distillation from the root of the valerian flower, a perennial plant native to Europe and Asia but grown elsewhere. (Valeriana officialis).

 

Valerian Essential Oil Indications/Uses  

Valerian Essential Oil is referred to as “a heal-all”. Its healing and health promoting properties are many.

 

Valerian Essential Oil is a sleep aid. It is widely used for its ability to combat insomnia and to improve the quality of sleep. The same properties that enhance sleep are instrumental in reducing anxiety, depression, stress and mood swings. Valerian Oil stabilizes and balances the body’s systems, promoting inner and outer peace.

 

This Oil supports health in the gastrointestinal and digestive system. It encourages the body to expel toxins by inducing urination and healthy movement of the bowel and eases upset stomach.

 

Valerian Oil also promotes heart health and regular heart beat, assists in skin health and helps to prevent wrinkles, regulates blood pressure, improves cognitive functioning and may help delay the development of conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer ’s disease.

 

It is also used to treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ADHD and other conditions.

 

Valerian Essential Oil helps reduce menstrual cramping and is used to support health during pregnancy.

Valerian Essential Oil Contra Indications

Valerian Oil is effective in small quantities.  Overuse can result in unwanted side effects, including dizziness, stomach disorders, depression and possibly a rash or hives.

As with any Essential Oil, test for allergic reactions prior to use.

Essential Oils are natural, contracted oils that have the fragrance of the plant from which they originated. Most typically, the oils are extracted from the plant through distillation. In many cases, the distillation process involves the use of steam.  As steam passes through the plant’s stems, seeds, flowers or leaves, it assists in vaporizing the volatile compounds.

While essential oils have various uses, they have a long documented history of medicinal value. Essential Oils can support overall health, act as a treatment or remedy for various medical or psychological conditions or help prevent infections and illness.

Essential Oils should not be used on animals as they can have adverse effects.

Our Philosophy of Health and Well-Being

Our philosophy and approach is to facilitate health by balancing and restoring the body’s systems to optimal well-being. Hence, rather than treating symptoms or diseases, we aim to reduce and remove blockages to overall health.

Sources

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_oil

WedMD

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-870-valerian.aspx?activeingredientid=870&activeingredientname=valerian

101 Herbs

http://www.101herbs.com/valerian-oil.html

Organic Facts

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/valerian-essential-oil.html

National Institutes of Health

http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Valerian-HealthProfessional/