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Spikenard (Wild Green) Essential Oil

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Spikenard has a rich history of being used in biblical times. Mary Magdalene was said to have used it to anoint the feet of Jesus prior to his crucifixion. In ancient times, it was one of the most precious and costly oils. Today, it’s known in aromatherapy to be soothing to the mind helping to both balance and calm the emotions.

Name of Oil:  Spikenard


Latin Binomial:  Nardostachys grandiflora


Extraction Method:  Steam


Countries of Origin:  China, Nepal, India


Scent Profile:  Earthy, woody, musty, harsh


Parts used in distillation:  Roots


Oil Characteristics:  Golden yellow, medium consistency, medium to strong intensity

Cultivation:  Wild Harvest

Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Sedative, used in skin care, mainly used in energy work.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Balancing, soothing, rejuvenating, sedative, encourages forgiveness, reduces fearfulness and instills calm.

History

Considered one of the most precious and costly oils of ancient times; Mary Magdalene used it to anoint the feet ofJesus

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, limonene,1,8 cineole, b-patchoulene, a-gurjunene, b-gurjunene, a-patchoulene,seychellene, 3,4-dihydro-b-ionone, b-ionone, patchouli alcohol,1-hyroxyaristolenone, aristolenone

Safety & References

Safety Data:non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young 


The Complete Book of Essential Oils &Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer PeaceRhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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