100% pure essential oil of Spikenard, CO2 distilled from the rhizome and roots of wild grown Spikenard from Nepal. This is a beautiful, pungent and rich Spikenard oil. Our Spikenard Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.
ABOUT THE PLANT
A native species to the mountainous regions of northern India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sikkim, Spikenard is a tender aromatic herb that typically only reaches a height of 3 feet and grows at elevations between 11,000 and 17,000 feet. A member of the Valerian family, it has many similar medicinal properties to that of Indian Valerian root.
ABOUT THE OIL
Rare and precious, this essential oil is steam distilled from the dried 'rootlets' of Spikenard plants wild grown in Nepal.
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.
Considered a holy essence, in ancient Egyptian, Hebrew, and Hindu civilizations, Spikenard essential oil was reserved for use by kings, priests and high initiates. In this vein it was used as and aid in spiritual release, for its sedative effects, as treatment for nausea, flatulence, cervical infections and conjunctivitis. The best women perfumers of ancient Greece and the famous 'ungentarii' of Rome used Spikenard oil to create one of the most renowned perfumes and wine flavoring agents of the time called ‘nardinum'.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
May help in searches for faith and acceptance of being
Instills focus and devotion to a chosen path
Regulates (and calms) heartbeat
Stimulates circulation in extremities
Aids with rashes
Balances dry skin on the scalp (dandruff)
Aids with nausea
Calms intestinal and stomach cramping
Application and Use
Spikenard essential oil is considered non-toxic, a non-irritant and non-sensitizing. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician. Individuals with epilepsy are advised against using this oil.