Spikenard

Nardostachys jatamansi
Botanical name: 
Nardostachys jatamansi

Peaceful and stabilising

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Anti Spasmodic - cramps, colic, nausea, nervous diarrhoea, asthma
Cytophylactic - skin rejuvenation, improving scar tissue, mature skin
Sedative - panic, shock, hysteria, fear, nervous conditions, insomnia
Cardiac Regulator - irregular heartbeat, stress related palpitations
Emotional Regulator - shock, grief, anxiety, depression
Family: 
Valarianaceae
Country of origin: 
India, Nepal
Part of plant used: 
Rhizome
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Florals, spicy and citrus oils.
Chemical character: 
Terpene type
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications.
Odour profile: 
Warm, earthy and bitter sweet. Musky and balsamic.
Plant description: 
Aromatic herb growing to 1 meter, large leaves and small green flowers.
Historical use: 
Known as 'muskroot' it was used in perfume by the ancient Egyptians, Hindus and Greeks.

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