GREEN SPIKENARD ESSENTIAL OIL
Size: 5 ml Violet glass bottle
Botanical name: Nardostachys jatamansi
Method: Steam distillation of wild fresh roots
Note: Distilled from green roots. The aroma is very different between the oils produced by these two methods. Dried roots are used to produce the traditional spikenard used throughout antiquity. Green spikenard essential oil is a more recent innovation produced for the modern aromatherapy market.
Spikenard essential oil has been used for centuries as an anointing oil, incense, and perfume. Inhaling it promotes inner connection and a deep inner peace. It calms restlessness and inspires devotion and generosity. It helps one in finding emotional and spiritual balance. It was used in rituals and spiritual practices to enhance meditation and prayer.
Spikenard essential oil was contained in one of the perfumed unguents found inside the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1923. It was still viable after well over 2000 years of entombment.
• Anti-allergenic • Anti-bacterial • Anti-inflammatory • Anti-sebhorric • Anti-septic • Bradycardic • Cardiotonic • Laxative • Narcotic • Sedative • Tonic: male and female hormones, endocrine glands • Tonic: hair loss
Internal–oral homeopathic dosage, inhalation, diffusion
External–topical, massage, skin applications, bath, spinal and local compress, application to energy centers and acupressure points
Heart note: Green, herbaceous, rooty, earthy, woody, resinous notes
Base note: Herbaceous, rooty, earthy, woody, resinous notes
Classification: Base note, heart note, or fixative
Tenacity: Very High
Spikenard essential oil is one of nature’s fine fixatives. It is used in creating natural amber bases, oriental perfumes, earth notes, fougeres, sacred perfumes and incenses, and forest notes. It is one of the oldest known perfume ingredients still in use today.
It blends well with agar wood (shamama attar), angelica root, frankincense, galbanum, licorice, lovage, myrrh, and tarragon among many others. It can be used in any perfume type (in small quantities), from high class florals to spices, woody balsamic notes, and more.
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Spikenard is an ancient essential oil used by Egyptian, Ayurvedic, and biblical healers. It has been used as an anointing oil in rituals and ceremonies, as well as a medicinal oil. It is well known to be King Tutankhamen’s perfume, and said to be worth its weight in gold.
A relative of the valerian plant, Green Spikenard is the aromatic world’s strongest sedative essential oil. It is used in the treatment of relieving migraines, insomnia, and nervous tension.
It can help the body unwind from stress patterns simply by inhaling the aroma, or through massage or spinal compress treatments.
It is a strong cardiotonic, regulating blood pressure, and can ease cardiac pain.
It has been used with success in treating scleroderma, and can heal inflammation and rashes of the skin, including dandruff as well as fungal infections like athlete's foot. For these purposes, it can be blended with moringa botanical oil for a stronger effect.
Spikenard may be used as a deodorant as it regulates odors and excessive sweating. With its earthy/woody aroma, it can also be diffused for neutralizing odors in the air.
It promotes healthy reproductive organs for both males and females, and is even known to lessen cramps for women who are experiencing strong PMS symptoms. For relief of menstrual cramps, place one drop into a tablespoon of carrier oil (i.e. coconut, jojoba, etc.), apply to affected area, then place a warm compress over it.
Spikenard is one of the oils used in the Egyptian ascension process. It clears and balances the crown and pineal chakras, and opens connection from the higher chakras into the heart and root chakras. It's no wonder its been used as an annointing oil for centuries!
• Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
• Avoid use with infants and small children.
• Avoid during pregnancy and lactation.
• Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
• Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
• All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional. Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.
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