Valerian Root Oil
Valerian root oil is the essential oil obtained from the rhizomes and roots of the valerian. Valeriana officinalis is a flowering plant native to Europe and Asia. Valerian has been used as a medicinal herb since ancient times.
Valerian contains a substance known as valerenic acid that is believed to affect gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors in the brain. It is believed that one of the purposes of GABA is to control fear or anxiety experienced when nerve cells are overexcited. Valerian essential oil is effective in treating sleep disorders like insomnia. It contains some active compounds that help improve sound sleep.
Valerian contains volatile compounds that help in lowering risk of heart palpitations. These components found in this essential oil react with acids in heart and encourages balanced metabolic rate that helps relaxing cardiovascular system significantly. Active components present in valerian essential oil that helps reduce anxiety also works quite well when it comes to lower down high blood pressure. This natural healer helps ease out upset stomach and improve healthy bowel movement. Just apply a few drops to your temples or the bottoms of your feet and massage or put it in a diffuser in your bedroom before drifting off to sleep.