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Spikenard, Premium Red, Wildcrafted


Pure Therapeutic Red Spikenard essential oil, Wildcrafted, also called False Indian Valerian

Botanical name :   Nardostachys grandiflorum  or   Nardostachys jatamansi

Extraction method / Source :    Steam distillation / Dried and crushed roots and rhizomes

Aroma : Sweet, heavy, earthy, animal-like

Note classification : Base      Odor Intensity : 5

Key constituents :   Beta-gurjenene, alpha-patchoulene, 1-hydroxyaristolenone, patchouli alcohol,            

Plant description :    Botanical family : Valerianaceae

Regions of Production :   Nepal

Growing Practices :    Plants indigenous to the area are harvested from the wild, away from chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

Properties :    Anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, bactericidal, calming, deodorant, fungicidal, laxative, sedative, rejuvenative, tonic         Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.

Uses / Benefits : Recommended for the care of mature skin. Helps relieve stress, insomnia and nervous indigestion. Helps alleviate migraine headaches related to tension.  Reduces fever.  Often used as a substitute for Valerian.  Lends a sweet, earthy note in natural perfume making.

Modes of Administration :    Topical :    massage, compress.      Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.

Fragrant influences:   Helps balance emotional and spiritual energies. Promotes relaxation and restful sleep.

Safety :    Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing.

Blends well with :  Bergamot, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cistus, Balsam Fir, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Patchouli, Pine Needle, Vetiver 

History / Fun Facts : Spikenard is also called nard oil, and is referenced in the Bible. Mary Magdalene is documented as having anointed the feet of Jesus with an ointment made of expensive nard oil, and wiping them with her hair.


TIMELESS Essential Oils - Authentic Aromatherapy Source  :  We guarantee the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils.  Current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request.  All essential oils are best stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.


References :

Althea Press, Essential Oils : Natural Remedies, 2015. Althea Press, Berkeley, CA.

Battaglia, SalvatoreThe Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia.


Green, Mindy, Natural Perfumes, 1999. Interweave Press, Loveland, CO.


Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety, 2nd edition, 2014. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, New York, NY.


Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets. 


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