valerian oil

valerian oil

[və′lir·ē·ən ‚ȯil]
(materials)
A combustible, yellow to brown liquid with a penetrating aroma; soluble in alcohol, acetone, and other organic solvents; derived from the roots and rhizome of the garden heliotrope (Valeriana officinalis), the main components being pinene, camphene, borneol, and esters; used in medicine, flavors, and industrial odorants and to perfume tobacco.
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Valerian oil exhibited antispasmodic activity on isolated guinea pig uterine muscle, however it proved inactive when tested in vivo (Anderson 2005).
The results of the study revealed that valerian oil significantly reduced sleep latency and prolonged the length of the animals sleep 46% longer than the control (p<0.
Or add one drop of valerian oil to a steam inhalation or your bath.
a) Valerian oil inhalation significantly reduces sleep latency.