The Organic Witch
Certified Aromatherapist

Organic Spikenard (Jatamansi) Essential Oil

BOTANICAL NAME: nardostachys jatamansi
ORIGIN: Nepal
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
PARTS USED: root
FOOD GRADE: yes
GMO CONTENT: none
FRAGRANCE: musty, earthy, wood-like
BLENDS WELL WITH: cinnamon, clove, lavender, patchouli, pine, vetiver, other spice oils.
AROMATIC & PHYSICAL USES: anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, bactericidal, deodorant, fungicidal, laxative, sedative, tonic, allergies, mature skin rejuvenation, rashes, wrinkles, cuts, insomnia, migraine headaches, perfume, sometimes used as a substitute for valerian root.
MAGICAL USES: good luck, fidelity, and health.

GCMS Information:

Chemical Constituent 

beta-Pinene 1.25 
beta-Patchoulene 2.02 
Aristolene 2.4 
alpha-Gaiene 1.1 
alpha-Gurjunene 8.48 
alpha-Patchoulene 4.81
Seycellene 4.41
beta-Selinene 4.96 


The spikenard plant is a tender herb growing up to 3 feet high, with pink, bell-shaped flowers and a pungent rhizome root. Spikenard Oil, also called Nardo or Nard, is steam-distilled from the dried, crushed roots.  It has a warm, inviting scent and a light yellow hue. It is widely used in perfumery as a fixative. Spikenard may be used as a substitute for Valerian.

Definitions:

Anti-inflammatory: an agent that prevents or counteracts inflammation.
Deodorant: Any agent acting to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor.
Fungicidal: having the ability to control or destroy fungus.
Sedative: Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.

Safety Warning: Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.

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Upgraded from Wildcrafted to Organic 10-16-14.



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*** The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).