The valerian plant is native to Belgium and Croatia but can now be found growing throughout North America and Asia. One source of Young Living’s Valerian is our Balkan Botanical Farm in Bulgaria. After careful harvesting, the plant root is steam distilled; the resulting essential oil contains the constituents bornyl acetate, camphene, alpha-fenchene, and alpha- and beta-pinene.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Valeriana officinalis
BOTANICAL FAMILY: Valerianaceae
REGIONS FOUND: Belgium and China
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
YL REGION: Most Young Living Valerian essential oil comes from Bulgaria and China.