Latin Name: Valeriana officinalis
Sizes: 55ml (Glass Atomiser) | 75ml (Aluminium Spray) | 175ml (Aluminium Spray)
£7.44 – £19.75 incl. VAT
Our new oil has now arrived from Nepal
Animals with the following behaviours and conditions have selected Valerian root essential oil –
- Anxious behaviours
- Cystitis (stress related in cats)
- Epilepsy and other seizures
- Muscular (relaxant)
Valerian is a general anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) / sedative. One of the ways valerian achieves its relaxing effects is by inhibiting an enzyme that breaks down GABA.
Valerian is native to Europe, and Asia (the one we supply is from China). The strong-smelling flowers appear between June and August and its roots tend to show above the ground. Valeriana officinalis should not be confused with red or wall valerian (Entranthus ruber); which is common in gardens and waste land.
Note valerian is a banned substance under FEI rules in competition horses.