Valerianae aetheroleum


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of valerian essential oil. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing valerian essential oil.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing valerian essential oil. For practical information about using valerian essential oil medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Valerianae aetheroleum
English common name Valerian essential oil
Botanical name Valeriana officinalis
Therapeutic area
  • Sleep disorders and temporary insomnia
  • Mental stress and mood disorders
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph


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