Valerian Officinalis is native to Europe, North America, and the northern part of Asia. Altogether, the genus contains about 150 different species. Valerian Nature Identical is a carefully crafted essential oil blend containing essential oils and CO2 extracts designed to offer an affordable alternative to Valerian. It contains Valerian essential oil, and other natural extracts are chosen to naturally duplicate a very nice Valerian character.
It is gaining in popularity as a natural alternative to commercially available sedatives Common Uses:Â It is used to combat insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, tension, agitation, headaches as the result of nervous tension, and panic attacks.
The smell is as expected, quite strong and somewhat unpleasant, but really helps to fall asleep.
I use this in a diffuser to help reduce stress. It works for dogs as well as humans! It smells very earthy so I combine it with Lavender or Sweet Orange Oil.