Country of Origin
Color & Odor
|:||pale yellow in color with warm, misty, heavy aroma|
|:||Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils|
|:||0.9300 – 0.9587 @ 25° C|
|:||-12.0 – -8.0 @ 20°C|
|:||1.5055 – 1.5458 @ 25° C|
Plant Part Used
DESCRIPTION:This oil is extracted from Nardostachys jatamansi of the Valerianaceae family. Also known as "false" Indian valerian root, it is a tender aromatic herb with pungent rhizome root that found its origin to the mountainous regions of northern India, China and Japan. The oil has a warm, misty, heavy aroma and is pale yellow in color with medium in viscosity.
CONSTITUENTS:It contains bornyl acetate, valeranone, jonon, tetramenthyloxatricylodecanol, menthylthymyl-ether and 1,8-cineol.
AROMATIC SUMMARY / NOTE / STRENGTH OF AROMA:A base note with a strong aroma, Spikenard Essential Oil has a harsh, earthy, woody smell that is slightly musty.
BLENDS WITH:This oil can mix well with Lavender, Lemon, Clary sage, Neroli, Patchouli and Vetiver.
COMMON NAMES:Nardostachys jatamansi
USES:Spikenard oil is known for its therapeutic properties and is anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic, antiseptic, laxative and tonic. It has some rejuvenating qualities especially for the mature skin and can also be beneficial for tension, stress, migraine, nervous indigestion and insomnia.