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Essential Oil - Spikenard

(Nardostachys jatamansi)

balancing, regenerative

Long known for its virtues, it was made famous as a sacred anointing oil from the Biblical recounting of the washing of Christ's feet... this oil is one of the most sought in pure form for spiritual use.

Therapeutically it is used to regulate heart beat, harmonize the blood circulation, and regenerate a balanced skin system. It has a long tradition of being used as a healing agent for many conditions.



Spikenard Essential Oil Profile

Origin: India Method: Steam Distilled

A pale yellow or amber-colored liquid with a heavy, sweet-woody, spicy-animal odor, somewhat similar to valerian oil. It blends well with labdanum, lavender, oakmoss, patchouli, pine needle, vetiver and spice oils.

Principal Constituents: These are naturally occuring in the essential oil.

  • bornyl acetate
  • isobornyl valerianate
  • borneol
  • patchouli alcohol
  • terpinyl valerianate
  • terpineol
  • eugenol
  • pinenes

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Antipyretic, deodorant, fungicidal, laxative, sedative, tonic.

Insufficient data. Assumed to be similar to valerian root: i.e., non-toxic, non-irritant, nonsensitizing.

Primary Therapy Agent:
No specific primary therapies. Used as a traditional Biblical oil for annointing purposes.

Secondary Therapy Agent:
Allergies, irritated and inflamed skin, rashes, scars and stretch marks, wrinkles, mature skin.

Important Note: The information on is only provided for educational purposes, and further research should be done on each essential oil to be assured of its proper usage for each individual. Aromatherapy is not meant to be a replacement for care under a qualified health professional, but should be considered a complimentary modality.

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