BOTANICAL NAME: nardostachys jatamansi
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.
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.
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.