Spikenard Pure Essential Oil 10ml
Spikenard, also known as "nard", is a tender aromatic herb which is native to the Himalayan mountains, growing wild in Nepal, Bhutan and the Indian state of Sikkim. It is also be cultivated now in China and Japan. It is a member of the Valerian family and the oil is extracted from the rhizome-root.
"Spikenard is one of the most ancient of aromatics, considered precious to the ancient Egyptian, Hebrew and Hindu civilizations for both ritual and medicinal purposes." Mentioned in the Song of Solomon and also in The Gospel according to St John, Spikenard oil was used by Mary Magdalene to anoint Jesus before the Last Supper; "Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment".1
In modern aromatherapy it is mainly used for its regulating action on the nervous system and heart, calming the heart, stabilising the mind and settling emotions. It can be used for nervous tension, anxiety and insomnia.
Aroma: Warm, earthy, peaty, bittersweet and woody.
Spikenard combines well with Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Rose Absolute and Vetiver.
1. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit by Gabriel Mojay.
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