Botanical Name: Nardostachys jatamansi
Part: wild root
Method: steam distilled
Size: 5 ml
Notes: Spikenard oil, Green, is also known as "False" Indian Valerian Root. The plant grows wild in mountainous areas of India and Nepal. The odor is described as "heavy, sweet-woody and spicy-animal-like." Although the odor does resemble Valerian the dry down is softer with delicate woody nuances. We find it much less... offensive than valerian.
Spikenard Oil (also called Nard) is one of the oldest of the sacred oils, and is the ointment mentioned in the New Testament. It is often part of religious traditions as it is thought to inspire inner peace and devotion.
It is thought to be useful in skin preparations as well as contribute to youthful skin. It may be useful for insomnia and migraines. One expert uses it in a muscle rub, especially for the neck and shoulders. Another says it is the most useful oil for dandruff (we suggest trying it if you tend to bathe before bed). You'll often find it in blends for forgiveness, inner balance, and calm.