National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Testing Status of Valerian (Valeriana officinalis L.) root oil - M040029


CASRN: 8008-88-6

Related: Valerian (Valeriana officinalis L.) root extract [CASRN: 8057-49-6]

Formula: Unspecified

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Valenriana officinalis L.
  • Valeriana officinalis root oil
  • Valerian oil

Known Uses

Dietary supplement used to treat a variety of ailments including insomnia, mood disorders, anxiety, menstrual cramps, and psychological stress conditions. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (A66100)  Completed 
    •  Negative 
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