Aromatherapy Essential Oils



Spikenard Essential Oil

Spikenard Essential Oil

Nardostachys jatamansi



Properties:
Spikenard essential oil has an earthy, harsh wood like smell that is slightly musty. It is golden yellow in colour having medium consistency.

Origin:
It originated in Nepal.

Extraction Method:
It is extracted using steam distillation.

Chemical composition:
Bornyl acetate, valeranone, jonon, tetramenthyloxatricylodecanol, menthylthymyl-ether and 1,8-cineol.

Therapeutic properties:
Anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, antiseptic, calmative, sedative, laxative and tonic.

Uses:
Spikenard oil is used for :

  1. rashes
  2. wrinkles
  3. cuts
  4. insomnia
  5. migraines
  6. wounds

Precautions:

  • It should be avoided during pregnancy.

Blends well with:

Lavender, Patchouli, Pine, Vetiver, and spice oils.