Spikenard Essential Oil
SPIKENARD Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Nardostachys jatamansi
Patchouli Alcohol: 2.5%
Plant Part: Root
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A slightly viscous golden yellow to greenish liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A base note with a strong aroma, Spikenard Essential Oil has a harsh, earthy, woody smell that is slightly musty.
Blends With: Lavender, Patchouli, Pine, Vetiver, and Spice Oils.
Product Abstract: Spikenard is a soft, aromatic herb with a strongly pungent rhizome root. It is native to the mountainous regions of Northern India, as well as China and Japan. Also known as Nard and Musk Root, Spikenard was one of the early aromatics used by the ancient Egyptians and is mentioned in the Bible in The Song of Solomon, and in the Gospel Of John where Mary used it to anoint the feet of Jesus. It was used in ancient Rome in perfumes and beauty preparations. It was also used in culinary recipes from Roman times throughout the Middle Ages, and was used to spice wine and beer.
- Jatamansi is among the more revered herbs in Ayurvedic healing. From an Ayurvedic perspective, Jatamansi is a supreme remedy for problems caused by Vata (Wind), which causes deterioration of tissue, depletes energy and creates dryness, fatigue and persistent dissatisfaction. By balancing ""wind,"" Spikenard oil will greatly assist in slowing down the overly active mind and will support tranquility and peacefulness. Spikenard oil is also cooling in nature and therefore is good for some Pitta (fire) related problems, especially those of the mind (such as anger and rage).
- Described as the ultimate essential oil to find inner balance in the emotional, spiritual and physical interplay of energies, Spikenard essential oil's use in modern aromatherapy is most often in regulating the actions of the NERVOUS SYSTEM and the heart. Its psychological effects pertain mainly to the heartcenter and ethereal soul. With its warm and earthy aroma, Spikenard helps sooth the deepest forms of anxiety, and like Myrrh, can instill a profound sense of peace. It's comforting and grounding properties help one work through and release subconscious trauma, and is therefore one of the most important herbal medicines for dealing with grief after losing a loved one. It can also be used to anoint those who are transitioning from life to death.
- direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
- massage, compress, bath, skincare
- Spikenard oil may also be supportive in cases of allergic skin reactions, and can sooth, nourish, balance, and regenerate the skin. Spikenard oil has also been noted as one of the few essential oils that can assist with dandruff. For this purpose, add a few drops to shampoo or conditioner.
- To employ Spikenard's reputed sedative effects apply neat (undiluted) or in a carrier oil to the chest and solar plexus.
- Do not take Spikenard essential oil internally
- This Spikenard essential oil has a green, moderately powerful medicinal and herbaceous top note, slightly spiced and sweet middle notes of clove and ginger with deep, rich earth, wet wood and dried leaf undertones.
- Spikenard essential oil blends well with: Pine, Lavender, Patchouli, and Vetiver oil.
- Generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.
If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician. Avoid if you are epileptic.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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