valerian
VALERIAN

  • LATIN NAME : Valeriana glandulifera
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : Nepal
  • CULTIVATION METHOD : Cultivated, organically grown
  • TYPE : Essential oil
  • EXTRACTION METHOD : Steam distillation
  • PLANT PART : Rhizome and Roots
  • USE : Aromatherapy, anti-anxiety, sedative

Description

Valerian is found in the mountainous region of Nepal. It is a perennial herb to 45cm tall with thick, nodular and aromatic root stock nearly leafless steam. This herb has been highly esteemed since medieval times and used to be called ”all heal”. It belongs to Valeriance Family.

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS(range)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY@20
0.930-0.970
REFRACTIVE INDEX@20
1.470-1.485
OPTICAL ROTATION@25
-35 to -10
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
Fluid to viscous liquid
conforms
COLOR 
Yellowish green to brownish.
conforms
ODOR 
Pungent smell, very unpleasant
conforms
SOLUBILITY
Soluble in alcohol and oil, insoluble in water
SPECIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS
Dilute before use.
Primary constituents
Patchoulol, A-gurjunene,Kessane
Components
Retention time(min)
%
B-patchoulene
12.018
1.7
A-guaiene
12.910
1.7
A-gurjunene
13.151
8.4
Z-beta-farnesene
13.271
1.6
Acide isovalerique
13.385
5.4
A-patchoulene
13.837
3.5
Seychellene
13.946
5.8
A-bulnesene(1(10)-7(11)-guaiadiene)
14.392
7.0
1-methyl-1H-pyrrole
14.490
1.5
B-selinene
14.638
1.9
Acide heptanoique 
14.822
2.1
7-Epi A-selinene
15.176
2.2
Kessane 
15.245
1.6
Maaliol 
18.426
5.0
B-copaene-4-A-ol
19.565
1.5
Spathulenol 
20.349
1.5
Pogostol 
22.026
1.9
Patchoulol 
22.151
29.8
Eudesma-2,4(15),11-triene
22.563
1.7
Selina-11 ene-4-alpha-ol
22.947
2.4
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