Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi) Essential Oil

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Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi) Essential Oil

Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi) Essential Oil

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Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi) Essential Oil
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Plant description

Latin Name : Nardostachys jatamansi
English Name : Spikenard
French Name : Nard
Family : Valerianaceae
Origin : Nepal

History and Origin

Spikenard grows wild in the Himalayan mountains where it grows at an altitude of between 3000 and 5000 metres. It can reach up to 1 meter in height and its flowers are pink. Spikenard is considered a sacred plant, both medicinally and spiritually. It is an integral part of the Indian ayurvedic tradition. It is used to develop consciousness and strengthen spirit.

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Root
Extraction : Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics : The oil is yellow to amber. Its scent is heavy, woody and spicy with earthy and root notes.
Properties : Calming (solar, cardiac and sacral plexus) +++. Ovarian stimulant. Phlebotonic.
Indications : Tachycardia. Anemia. Psoriasis ++. Varicose vein, hemorrhoids. Ovarian failure. staphylococcia.
Energetic and Emotional Effect :

Spikenard is known to contribute to emotional balance. It supports people in the final stage of life. It helps to let go. It’s a comforting oil. 

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In diffusion with other essential oils (strong smell). 


To be used in synergy in the treatment of hair loss or hair re-growth. 


Contraindications: None known.


Lot B-NAJANPL08Q (2016/01)


Sesquiterpene aldehyde : valerenal (5,682 %)

Sesquiterpenes : beta-gurjunene (5,557 %), 9-aristolene-1-ol (5,382 %), guaia-6,9-diene + MW204 (4,509 %)

Sesquiterpene ketone : valeranone (4,461 %)




Sesquiterpenal: valerenal (% n.a.)

Sesquiterpenes: β-gurjunene (% n.a.), guaia-6-9-diene (% n.a.)









































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Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, Pierre, Docteur PÉNOËL, Daniel, L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois.
  • WERNER, Monica, VON BRAUNSCHWEIG, Ruth, L’aromathérapie : Principes, indications, utilisations, Éditions Vigot.
  • DAVIS, Patricia, L’aromathérapie spirituelle, Éditions de Mortagne.
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