Category Essential Oils
Species Nardostachys jatamansi (Roxb.) DC., fam. Valerianaceae
Method Steam Distilled
Spikenard Essential Oil, Green, Nepal
Spikenard Essential Oil, Green, Nepal, (Nardostachys jatamansi), Spikenard is highly regarded in India as a perfume, medicinal herb, and skin tonic.
Action: Spikenard oil is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, a deodorant, relaxing, and a skin tonic.
Traditional Uses: Spikenard is highly regarded in India as a perfume, medicinal herb, and skin tonic. Spikenard was one of the most precious oils in ancient times, used only by priests, kings or high initiates. References in the New Testament describe how Mary of Bethany used a salve of spikenard to anoint the head of Jesus before the Last Supper.
Indications: Spinkenard oil is known for helping in the treatment of allergic skin reactions.
Other Uses: Spikenard oil may also help with allergies, candida, indigestion, insomnia, menstrual difficulties, migraine, nausea, rashes, bacterial infections, stress, tachycardia, tension, and wounds that will not heal. According to Dietrich Gumbel, PhD Spikenard strengthens the heart and circulatory system.
Application: Apply to the abdomen or on location for soothing and calming action.
Fragrant Influence: Spikenard is relaxing, soothing, and helps nourish and regenerate the skin.
Safety Data: If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult physician.
Companion Oils: Cistus oil, Lavender oil, Patchouli oil, Pine oil, and Vetiver oil.
Song of Solomon 1:12-"While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof."
Song of Solomon 4:13-"They plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard.'
Song of Solomon 4:14-"Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices.'