Valeriana officinalis / valerian root

Valeriana officinalis (L.), Caprifoliaceae

Active substance valerenic acid a.o.
CAS number  8057-49-6
Plant part roots
China list yes
Conditions dried and cut
Country of origin the Netherlands



Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis L.) is a flowering plant from the Valerianaceae family and used as an active substance in nutraceuticals and skincare products.


  1. Sedative Properties: Valerian has been traditionally used for its sedative and anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) properties. In nutraceuticals, it is employed as a natural remedy for mild sleep disorders and to promote relaxation.
  2. Insomnia and Anxiety: Valerian root extracts are commonly used in the formulation of supplements targeting conditions like insomnia and anxiety. Valerian influences certain neurotransmitters, such as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), contributing to its calming effects.

Skincare Products:

  1. Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Valerian contains compounds with anti-inflammatory properties. In skincare, these properties are beneficial for soothing irritated or inflamed skin.
  2. Antioxidant Effects: Some components in valerian root extract exhibit antioxidant activity. Antioxidants help protecting the skin from oxidative stress and contributing to anti-aging effects.


  • reduces insomnia
  • reduces stress and anxiety
  • useful for chronic fatigue syndrome
  • soothing
  • skin conditioning
  • fragrance


  • dried and cut roots

We can also provide samples of the product throughout the season.
Additionally, we have our own laboratory where we can assist in facilitating research your R&D from plants to targeted suspects through literature investigation, plant species selection, extraction, fractionation, and/ or purification processes. Employing fraction-guided bio-assays and advanced analytical techniques (NMR, GC-MS, LC-MS ao), we verify the presence and assess the bioactivity of these compounds. We can use our own plant extract library which is made from commercially grown plants in The Netherlands.
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Active substance


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Country of origin

the Netherlands


cosmetics, food ingredients, pharma